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Jun 12, 2012 / / Media

When a politician inadvertently stumbles across the high moral ground you can be sure of two things, he’ll be on his own and he’ll set up camp immediately. It is now set in Labour folklore that it’s leader Ed Miliband…

Read the PostA moral high ground at Leveson?

May 28, 2012 / / Media

It wasn’t the Hague, it wasn’t even the Old Bailey – but it was a court and it had a dock and in it a man with his hand on a bible prepared to admit he was Anthony Charles Lynton…

Read the PostTony virtuoso

May 16, 2012 / / PMQ sketch

It was when Sir Bufton Tufton rose and asked about Angela Merkel and her bazookas that you wondered if the future of the country really was in safe hands. Some may point out that Sir B is a fictional character…

Read the PostAngela Merkel’s bazookas

May 8, 2012 / / Politics

The County of Essex has attracted notoriety for exporting perma-tanned men onto the national stage via network television. Today, it reversed the trend. This time 15 minutes of fame was bestowed upon unsuspecting Basildon as those who chose the Downing…

Read the PostCam and Clegg in Basildon

Apr 26, 2012 / / Media

In the end the Sun King just rambled on as might befit someone in his eighty-first year, and thus Rupert Murdoch was finally laid to rest on the Strand – fittingly at the end of Fleet Street where it all…

Read the PostLaying the Sun King to rest

Apr 18, 2012 / / PMQ sketch

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland brought his bottom to the House of Commons today and got it a good kicking. Having spent much of the last month on the run abroad he…

Read the PostGhostly George and Mottled Dave

Apr 3, 2012 / / Media

You knew it was serious even with the sound down because Kay Burley had her Huw Edwards face on as she confirmed on Sky News her boss was now attempting to write himself out of the script of The Godfather 6. His…

Read the PostBSkyBow out

Mar 21, 2012 / / Politics

Every year the Chancellor of the Exchequer stands outside No 11 Downing Street, waving his little red briefcase in the air, asking us to guess what’s in it. Today we knew the answer: his sandwiches. In times past it contained…

Read the PostCabinet millionaires, put your hands up

Feb 17, 2012 / / Politics

The Prime Minister went to Scotland yesterday and confirmed his dad’s name was Cameron, thereby putting the lie to those who have spent the last 19 months claiming the illegitimate alternative. But it was doubtful that this honest admission would…

Read the Post“Will ye no come back again”

Feb 10, 2012 / / Media

Embed from Getty Images It was clear as soon as Paul Dacre came into Court 73 that someone had lit the blue touch paper attached to the editor of the Daily Mail and quickly retired out of harm’s way. To see the…

Read the PostDacre – the sequel