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Liam Fox was once incensed at having to pay a publisher: now they’re paying him

Today’s Independent Diary

By | McSmith | Saturday, 2 March 2013 at 10:24 am

The Commons becomes a seminar – Rory Stewart v Jacob Rees-Mogg on ‘absolute’ human rights, McSmith

The Commons becomes a seminar – Rory Stewart v Jacob Rees-Mogg on ‘absolute’ human rights

Are you a deontologist? And do you know when Henry VIII’s Act in Restraint of Appeals ceased to be law in the UK?

By | McSmith | Friday, 1 March 2013 at 4:13 pm

Sexless sex scandals are a Tory – not a Lib Dem – specialty, and other stories., McSmith

Sexless sex scandals are a Tory – not a Lib Dem – specialty, and other stories.

Today’s Diiary from the Independent

By | McSmith | Friday, 1 March 2013 at 9:06 am

This jibe that only the Lib Dems could have a sex scandal with no sex is so unfair, McSmith

This jibe that only the Lib Dems could have a sex scandal with no sex is so unfair

The Conservatives have had at least three sexless sex scandals since Thatcher’s day.

By | McSmith | Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 4:59 pm

So Rod Liddle is writing about groping in the office – but what are his credentials?, McSmith

So Rod Liddle is writing about groping in the office – but what are his credentials?

Could there be a more appropriate place to read about sex in the office than The Spectator.

By | McSmith | Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 9:04 am

The Trident review – so secret that even the minister seems to be at sea., McSmith

The Trident review – so secret that even the minister seems to be at sea.

Lord West has castigated the LIb Dem review into alternatives to Trident – but how can he know what it says when the government keeps it a tight secret?

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 at 4:30 pm

One for the voters of Wadebridge, McSmith

One for the voters of Wadebridge

There is a councillor in Cornwall who can thank Eric Pickles for the fact that he is still allowed to turn up to meetings and claim his attendance allowance.

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 at 4:03 pm

Where Rennard’s reputation as a genius originated, McSmith

Where Rennard’s reputation as a genius originated

Paddy Ashdown was about to throw away the first chance the newly fomed LIb Dem party had to pull off a by-election win, until Chris Rennard warned that he would be a ‘laughing stock’.

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 26 February 2013 at 4:03 pm

Did Nick Clegg observe the 12 golden rules for crisis management? Er, no…, McSmith

Did Nick Clegg observe the 12 golden rules for crisis management? Er, no…

Rules set out by the Lib Dem adviser Olly Grender on how to handle crises like the allegation s against Lord Rennard were all ignored

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 26 February 2013 at 9:04 am

Jaspar Gerard on the Lord Rennard affair, McSmith

Jaspar Gerard on the Lord Rennard affair

Lib Dems Jaspar Geard and Tony Greaves keep digging…

By | McSmith | Monday, 25 February 2013 at 4:04 pm

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