Parliament did not assert its authority last night it showed itself to be weak, afraid and self indulgent

  • 30 Aug 2013

There were no winners in yesterday’s vote, only losers. The Coalition, the Opposition, Parliament and most tragic of all, those innocents who will be murdered by the Assad regime. I went into the Commons to watch the debate and read it all in Hansard this morning. On the terra...

Ed Miliband's road to Damascus

  • 29 Aug 2013

There will be much cheering by the Labour left today. Red Ed has out manoeuvred Cameron and thrown NATO plans to singe Assad’s moustache into chaos. Milibanders, now an endangered species, will spin this as a sign of his strength and guile. The truth is that it is testament to...

It is time for the civilised world to assert its moral authority over the Assad regime

  • 28 Aug 2013

The difference between being a leader or a statesman is the ability to take necessary decisions that are unpredictable, unpopular but necessary. David Cameron was right to lead world opinion on the invasion of Libya and right to fly in the face of opposition from his own party...

Burnham's cry for help and the first Blooms of mysogeny by the Kippers

  • 11 Aug 2013

This has been a weird week in the bare knuckled roller coaster ride of politics. Nobody should have been remotely surprised at the Godfrey Bloom’s Bongo Bongo land sly little wink to racism. Yet his well known view that women of child bearing age shouldn’t be employed should b...

Grayling has found a supporter for his legal aid reforms! But caveat emptor

  • 1 Aug 2013

I am delighted to report that our beloved and beleaguered Lord Chancellor has found a friend! Yes a solicitor who was quoted in the Guardian supporting his very popular reform of legal aid. His name is John Wilson of Wilson’s solicitors in Bradford. This is what he was quoted ...

Diary wars no Kidding

  • 25 Jul 2013

The first thing I do when reading a newspaper is claw my way to to the diary section. I have a view, which may not be entirely bollocks, is that editors are obsessed with the front page splash and the diary. As someone who wrote a political gossip column for PUNCH for five yea...

Why I almost agree with Owen Jones

  • 22 Jul 2013

It is not often that I agree with Owen Jones, but his piece in the Independent about Sunny Hundal’s rather sad attempt to villainise the Conservatives as “evil” struck a sensible chord. Firstly, I must declare an interest. Although I totally disagree with Owen about most thing...

The swivel eyed loons have halted manoeuvres against Cameron because they can sniff a winner even though they despise him.

  • 21 Jul 2013

Where are all those panicky Tories who were so frit with the Kippers that they wanted Cameron do deals with them? Is Peter Bone still wanting to have a chat? Is Nadine Dorries still wanting to negotiate? And I doubt whether the splendid Micky Fab is quite so keen on dialogue. ...

The Darling buds of May versus Hurricane Grayling and why Simon Burns should be allowed to use his car

  • 15 Jul 2013

You have to hand it to Theresa May she has been a very gutsy and determined Home Secretary. She has given her dysfunctional department a serious dose of reality, abolished the hopeless and disloyal UKBA and through sheer tenacity finally managed to kick out the ghastly and ver...

Ed's problem is not the unions but their leaders. Is he up to the long hard and bloody struggle?

  • 9 Jul 2013

Sadly for Ed Miliband the Labour Party has no future only a present which is an ever recurring past. It is quite insane to try and break the link between the Party and the unions as their relationship is symbiotic. The Labour Party was founded by the unions so that working men...