Since former Home Secretary Alan Johnson was revealed to be a participant in ITV’s Saturday night madhouse The Masked Singer, the Westminster set has been forced to pay attention to this utterly bizarre show.
There was something satisfying about squeezing an election in before the end of 2019.
Come to our Christmas shindig, they said. Well how could I refuse?
That big broadband offer by the Labour Party last week shows they are a party with ambition.
The decision by ITV to exclude Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson from their general election debate is a stinker.
Fundamentally, Brexit is not about meaningful votes, legal chicanery and the ego of politicians who want an amendment named after them.
Delusion rules in politics these days.
They used to say politics was showbusiness for ugly people. Not any more.
One of the nation’s foremost political scientists said to me last week: “Boris Johnson is so bad he’s made Jeremy Corbyn look like a statesman this week.”
Some jokes write themselves.
With Boris Johnson taking the reins in Downing Street my daughter moved on to the fourth Prime Minister of her lifetime.
The Green New Deal is the current buzzword of internet lefties.
Boris Johnson, famed for his plain-speaking/racism (delete according to taste) might have summed up a recent conversation I had with a Scots Tory thus: there ain’t many burkas in Banff or Berwick or Ballantrae.
‘Democracy dies in darkness’ runs the strapline for US newspaper The Washington Post, the one that toppled President Nixon over Watergate.
If there is one thread running through all the wacky political plot lines playing out in London just now it is this: a fundamental misunderstanding of Scotland.
The BBC lucked out with the scheduling of their documentary series about Margaret Thatcher
Polling must be the one industry where practitioners consistently fail to do their jobs properly, and yet customers queue up to throw more money at them.
If you think we’ve had lots of politics in 2019, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Depending on how politics shakes down there may be a general election and/or European elections in the next few weeks.
Douglas Ross, the MP for Moray, is already the first MP to mention haggis ice-cream in the House of Commons.
The A-Team was everything for me and those of my vintage. In the playground we would squabble over who got to play Hannibal, Face, Murdock or BA Baracus.
Given the gallons of the stuff that was consumed on Burns’ Night last week it seems appropriate to compare Brexit to malt whisky: both are best consumed straight.
Predictions are a mug's game at the best of times but in the current political climate they are particularly daft.