Kevin Maguire is Associate Editor (Politics) on the Daily Mirror and author of our Commons Confidential column on the high politics and low life in Westminster. An award-winning journalist, he is in frequent demand on television and radio and co-authored a book on great parliamentary scandals. He was formerly Chief Reporter on the Guardian and Labour Correspondent on the Daily Telegraph.
Rees-Mogg's history, taxation mystery - and an early warning from South Thanet.
Playground Thatcherism, TV debates and the Karl Marx of Twickenham.
UKIP volleys, SNP follies and a dip in Lord Ashcroft's reputation.
A slimmed down Osborne, a friendly Department of Transport and Natalie Bennett flying the hessian flag for the Greens mayoral ambitions.
Nick Clegg caught on mic, Twitter blocking and some squeaky bums.
A bunny costume, "The Red Flag" and made-up politics.
Plus: an unexpected gnome.
Your weekly installment of Westminster gossip.
My informant whispered that Dirty Des is frustrated that a £1.2bn fortune has bought him everything except respect.
Durham’s formidable Pat Glass plopped her bag down next to the Ukip duo with the warning: “Touch that and you’re dead.”
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