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One of the great choreographers doesn’t like the dance Eddie Mair led Boris Johnson, McSmith

One of the great choreographers doesn’t like the dance Eddie Mair led Boris Johnson

The West End veteran Gillian Lynne thinks that was no way to interview a gentleman.

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

Dear Barack, Dear Beyonce, fancy a trip to Oxford?, McSmith

Dear Barack, Dear Beyonce, fancy a trip to Oxford?

The Oxford debating Union has not lacked ambition in sending out next term’s invitations.

By | McSmith | Monday, 25 March 2013 at 4:11 pm

Cherie Blair’s tribute to the barrister Rose Heilbron, the glass ceiling breaker, McSmith

Cherie Blair’s tribute to the barrister Rose Heilbron, the glass ceiling breaker

Dame Rose was the first woman to appear for the defense in a murder cae and a role model.

By | McSmith | Friday, 22 March 2013 at 1:01 pm

The Tory peer who likened a CND badge to a swastika, McSmith

The Tory peer who likened a CND badge to a swastika

A furious letter from the founder of the University of Buckingham is published today

By | McSmith | Friday, 22 March 2013 at 11:37 am

Miliband loses control of his MPs – but not many notice, McSmith

Miliband loses control of his MPs – but not many notice

Labour MPs rebel over claimants being compelled to work for no pay

By | McSmith | Friday, 22 March 2013 at 9:13 am

Why the Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle was in the Chair, McSmith

Why the Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle was in the Chair

There is no rule that says the Speaker has to give way to his Deputy on Budget Day, but it is traditional

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 3:59 pm

Lord Ashcroft, a peerage is for life, McSmith

Lord Ashcroft, a peerage is for life

Lord Ashcroft, the billionaire peer who made his fortune in Belize and elsewhere and who almost single-handedly kept the Conservative Party financially afloat during the lean years after Labour’s 1997 landslide, seems to be very cross that there is no escape from the House of Lords.

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 at 4:03 pm

The Observer’s Political Editor and the Tory troll, McSmith

The Observer’s Political Editor and the Tory troll

Who is the anonymous Twitter user running daily attacks on The Observer’s Political Editor?

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 at 12:45 pm

Andrew Mitchell is The Guardian’s new helper, McSmith

Andrew Mitchell is The Guardian’s new helper

The former Chief Whip is now a director of the consultancy firm that advises The Guardian

By | McSmith | Friday, 15 March 2013 at 2:49 pm

Before Ahmed, it was Warsi who got caught out talking Urdu, McSmith

Before Ahmed, it was Warsi who got caught out talking Urdu

Lord Ahmed is not the first to find out that talking Urdu does not mean your word won’t get picked up by the English press

By | McSmith | Friday, 15 March 2013 at 9:05 am

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