Boris and the Cult of ERG must be sidelined. Ignore the whips and vote to remain in the EEA. Sovereignty means sovereignty. It’s time for Parliament to take back control.

  • 10 Jun 2018

The most depressing, humiliating and confusing truth that Labour grapples with is that they are a staggering nine points behind the Conservatives. Yet they have convinced themselves that they were the real victors at the last election. That Britain is yearning for a Labour gov...

The road to hell in Northern Ireland is paved with good intentions. It must be for the people of the Provence to decide on abortion not Westminster

  • 27 May 2018

That the Republic of Ireland voting by a majority of nearly two thirds to allow abortion is of enormous significance, but is not as remarkable as it might seem. For years the Republic has been drifting away from the iron fist of the Catholic Church, who for an unconscionably l...

The hot gospeller, the Speaker and a blushing radio host

  • 21 May 2018

My Royal wedding days always start in exactly the same way. Wife, ‘are you going to watch it?’ Me, ‘oh, I might just dip in from time to time’. Then I catch a glimpse. Sit down, and finally become addicted. Yesterday was no exception. The sun shone. And with the exception of t...

Boris’s passionate love affair that the public have a right to know about

  • 15 May 2018

While the country prepares itself for that warm fuzzy feeling of joy, indifference, patriotism and the obligatory drunkenness which is our collective experience of a Royal wedding, we can at least say that the happy couple are genuinely in love. So unlike the politicians. Alth...

May now has the confidence to put her shit kicking boots on and Brandon Lewis as emerged as a big beast

  • 4 May 2018

The tears of anger, frustration, incomprehension and horror of the hyped up Corbynistas will soon turn into an anti media snarl of, ‘we was robbed’, by Murdoch, hedge fund managers and of course, ‘friends of the state of Israel’. To the Momentum hordes, Labour’s disastrous lo...

Javid’s appointment is inspired. But he must be allowed to be his own man even if it means tearing down structures created by May. They both need each other

  • 30 Apr 2018

Don’t be too mystified about that very large belch you may have heard last night. It was merely the quicksands of the Home Office devouring yet another minister. I can only think of one Home Secretary who escaped with his reputation intact. Ken Clarke. But to say that in these...

The ERG are like a bunch of chippy saddos who had a rough time at school and come back with a political assault weapon in revenge. The Boringdom versus the Bulllingdon.

  • 3 Mar 2018

If your television screens are suffering serious interruptions, it’s not the weather. It’s Margaret Thatcher spinning in her grave. She would be horrified at how the Conservative Party has degenerated from a party that really cares about ordinary folk and is dedicated to equal...

How to survive in the shark infested waters of Westminster and remain reasonably sane

  • 24 Feb 2018

A few days after the last general election I bumped into an old friend who had just been elected. He looked rather shell shocked. Pleadingly he turned his ashen face to me and wailed, ‘I haven’t a clue how to do this job. What should I do?’. So I sat him down, administered lar...

Boris, Mogg Al Capone and the St Valentine’s Day massacre. Gangsters the lot of them

  • 14 Feb 2018

I have been trying to work out the logic of Bozo making his keynote grab for power/speech on Brexit (delete where applicable) on St Valentine’s day. But it’s a monumental waste of time. A bit like Bozo. Perhaps he thought, ‘romance is in the air’. Not for the first time. After...

Mogg you are disgrace. Don’t be an ocean going dolchytosser

  • 5 Feb 2018

It has been my privilege to have known three Cabinet Secretaries, or heads of the civil service. Andrew Turnbull, Robin Butler and Gus O’Donnell ( who used to initial all his memos GOD). These men have served governments of all parties. They are incorruptible. They are fair an...