Plus: Where I was when the poll was announced. What I will be doing during the campaign. And: the temptation to seek to stand as a candidate tugs at my sleeve…
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
Yes, Livingstone named him 12 times when interviewed by me this week. Plus: Saudi Arabia uncovered, Michael Howard unmuzzled. And: In memory of Helen Szamuely.
Plus: May’s legs, Starmer’s hair, Sturgeon’s legs, Warsi the enemy within, Carswell the rebel without, pigs may fly in Dumfries. And: A Rudd-faced Home Secretary.
Plus: Dealing with news of terror attacks as a radio host. Was it really necessary to send Steve Uncles to prison. And: Jacqui Smith and Sky – its goodbye from me and its goodbye from her.
Well, it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?
Plus: Hammond’s blunder. Peers’ folly. Stephen Hawking is not, repeat not, controlled by MI5. And: my inner Mary Whitehouse meets Katie Hopkins’ slack vagina.
Plus: The wit of Malcolm Rifkind. I switch energy provider. An improvement by Donald Trump (up to a point). And: women MPs on my mind.
Plus: Labour goes all Smethwick in Copeland. And: Sky News dumbs down at breakfast.
Plus: Unemployment is down. Productivity is up. Wages are up. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit…
Plus: Sarah Palin to Canada, the Brexit Bill to the Lords, and Clive Lewis to the backbenches. And: when sorry isn’t the hardest word.
Plus: Trump’s tactics, Labour’s splits, and LibDem divisions.
Plus: Can Corbyn survive losing both by-elections? Trump has the tone of Mussolini and the content of Lindbergh. And: another Lib Dem blunder.
But I meet new friends from Alabama who tell me that everything’s going to be beautiful.
Plus: Off I go to Washington for the inauguration. Time to strip Southern of its franchise. And: what happened when I had breakfast with Andrew Pierce.