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How do you get to be a Lib Dem MP? “By being a nutter” – according to Tim Farron, McSmith

How do you get to be a Lib Dem MP? “By being a nutter” – according to Tim Farron

Tim Farron explains, and other stories: Today’s Inde Diary

By | McSmith | Friday, 8 March 2013 at 9:15 am

It’s a curious fact that there has never been a Labour MP called Tim, McSmith

It’s a curious fact that there has never been a Labour MP called Tim

A silly item on this morning’s Today programme, inspired by Will Self’s claim that if you have the misfortune to be called Tim your “life chances are constrained” reminds of a curious piece of political trivia.

By | McSmith | Friday, 8 March 2013 at 8:38 am

How Chris Huhne passed the time as he awaits sentence – watching the Judas Kiss, McSmith

How Chris Huhne passed the time as he awaits sentence – watching the Judas Kiss

Huhne was spotted in the audience at The Judas Kiss

By | McSmith | Thursday, 7 March 2013 at 3:09 pm

You know Nick Clegg is safe when Lembit Opik is out to get him, McSmith

You know Nick Clegg is safe when Lembit Opik is out to get him

Lembit Opik is seeking a rule change that would make it easier for the Lib Dems to remove their leader

By | McSmith | Thursday, 7 March 2013 at 11:35 am

Three reasons why you should not let a councillor near an iPhone, McSmith

Three reasons why you should not let a councillor near an iPhone

Three councillros from three parties and three parts of the UK have disgraced themselves on the social media in the past few days.

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 6 March 2013 at 4:37 pm

Of course Mandelson tried to get Nick Robinson sacked, McSmith

Of course Mandelson tried to get Nick Robinson sacked

Lord Mandelson claims not to remember trying to get Nick Robinson sacked, but it was very much in character

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 6 March 2013 at 3:02 pm

A car name that means ‘provoke’ does just that, McSmith

A car name that means ‘provoke’ does just that

Ulster Protestants protest that ‘Provo’ – the name of Kia’s latest model – is resonant of the Provisional IRA

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 5 March 2013 at 5:22 pm

James Duddridge, scourge of Andrew ‘plebgate’ Mitchell boasts of telling EU citizens to sod off, McSmith

James Duddridge, scourge of Andrew ‘plebgate’ Mitchell boasts of telling EU citizens to sod off

James Duddridge, who was once shocked by Andrew Mitchell’s use of an expletive, wants Bulgarians and Roumanians to ’sod off’

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 5 March 2013 at 3:51 pm

Brit spin doctor John McTernan is more famous down under than he was here., McSmith

Brit spin doctor John McTernan is more famous down under than he was here.

The Australian political class gets all unneighbourly over the role of Tony Blair’s ex-adviser

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 5 March 2013 at 11:18 am

An independent Scotland would have to do a lot of negotiating – but not 14,000 treaties’ worth, McSmith

An independent Scotland would have to do a lot of negotiating – but not 14,000 treaties’ worth

Much as it would pain many of us living south of Gretna Green to see Scotland leave the UK, it really does not help the case for the union if the government tries to undermine the SNP by talking bollocks.

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 5 March 2013 at 9:02 am

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