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Why it took fewer pages to set out the laws Margaret Thatcher’s government passed, McSmith

Why it took fewer pages to set out the laws Margaret Thatcher’s government passed

How the Thatcher government cut the number of pages filled with new legislation.

By | McSmith | Thursday, 20 June 2013 at 11:35 am

The day the police came for the man who now runs the Care Commission, McSmith

The day the police came for the man who now runs the Care Commission

David Prior’s very personal reason for thinkg that investigators need appropriate expertise

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 6:04 pm

David Cameron and other virile swimmers, McSmith

David Cameron and other virile swimmers

By boasting of his early morning dip in the water, David Cameron is using a propaganda technique once brilliantly deployed by Mao Tse-tung

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 18 June 2013 at 4:42 pm

Nadine Dorries’s new business: an engineering consultancy that has become a media consultancy, McSmith

Nadine Dorries’s new business: an engineering consultancy that has become a media consultancy

Nadine Dorries talks freely about many things, but not whether she was paid to go on I’m a Cleberity…

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 18 June 2013 at 10:43 am

The day Boris Johnson nearly set about slaughtering London’s foxes, McSmith

The day Boris Johnson nearly set about slaughtering London’s foxes

The Mayor confesses that he nearly went out and slaughtered innocent foxes, wrongly believing they had hurt his nameless cat

By | McSmith | Thursday, 13 June 2013 at 2:22 pm

A scandal awaiting Nick Clegg’s attention, McSmith

A scandal awaiting Nick Clegg’s attention

When the Deputy PM legislates to remove ‘crooks’ from the House of Lords, he should make it retrospective.

By | McSmith | Thursday, 13 June 2013 at 12:04 pm

John McTernan – Tie that spin doctor down, McSmith

John McTernan – Tie that spin doctor down

Australia’s newspapers seem to be obsessed by Tony Blair’s ex-adviser, John McTernan

By | McSmith | Friday, 7 June 2013 at 12:24 pm

In case you thought the House of Commons is a playground for overgrown boys…., McSmith

In case you thought the House of Commons is a playground for overgrown boys….

The exchange is from this afternoon’s debate on the Charity Commission

By | McSmith | Thursday, 6 June 2013 at 4:44 pm

The widow of an IRA leader admits to a sleazy secret, McSmith

The widow of an IRA leader admits to a sleazy secret

Briege Meehan, whose late husband spent 18 years in jail for his IRA activity, admits cruelty to her step daughter.

By | McSmith | Thursday, 6 June 2013 at 12:54 pm

Jill Knight on gays: “They’re very good at things like antiques”, McSmith

Jill Knight on gays: “They’re very good at things like antiques”

Baroness Knight insists that she is not “anti-homosexual”, just “pro-children”

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 5 June 2013 at 2:37 pm

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