Paul Evans is a freelance journalist, and formerly worked for an MP. He lives in London, but maintains his Somerset roots by drinking cider.

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13 July 2009
Normal for Norwich This week the candidates in the Norwich North byelection were been formally announced, although it...
03 July 2009
Pride and Prejudice "If gays vote Tory they will rue the day very soon,” cautioned Chris Bryant darkly. His comments...
26 June 2009
Cleaning up with Pledge Our old friend Tacitus said that “the more corrupt the state, the more laws”. As the flood of...
22 June 2009
Inquiring minds "There will come a time when it is appropriate to hold an inquiry," the prime minister wrote to the...
International Politics
16 June 2009
“George Wassouf used to be good, but now he sounds like a cow. I blame drugs,” Ahmad quips, and puffs on his nargilee...
12 June 2009
Field day The first identifiable speaker of the House, Peter de Montfort, presided over what became known as the “mad...
05 June 2009
Alea iacta est “In seasons of tumult and discord bad men have the most power; mental and moral excellence require peace...
01 June 2009
Not talking Europe With polls showing Labour trailing in a miserable third place, excitement grows in the blogging...
UK Politics
15 May 2009
Febrile swineMembers shuffle around Westminster with the air of cheating spouses whose indiscretions have finally been...
Politics
08 May 2009
Don't know much biology DNA, according to top boffins and Joe Strummer, is “all coded in the initial phase”. There's no...
Human Rights
01 May 2009
Ayo Ghurkali! Nick Clegg had a storming week. In just one day he managed to “own” (as the kids say) over Gurkha...
UK Politics
27 April 2009
The wages of sin These are grim times indeed. While I'm re-using my tea bags three, sometimes four times, MPs get their...
Politics
17 April 2009
On sober reflection As McBride tumbled from grace, Guido Fawkes claimed another scalp and took the opportunity to...
Law
14 April 2009
Quick Exit It wasn’t the finest week for the boys in blue. When not pointlessly trying to reprimand me for helping...
UK Politics
03 April 2009
The gathering of the clans Glencoe was the sight of the massacre of the MacDonalds - so it was perhaps not the most...

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