Plus: May needs Johnson. My election predictions. Strange selection decisions. And: why I decided not to put my name forward for the seat in which I grew up.
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: 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: Farage’s new radio show. Tim Barrow’s new appointment. And: the worst Christmas that I’ve ever had.
Plus: A telling speech by George Osborne, the pleasing election of Philip Davies. Reading the Morning Star, just for a laugh. And: Andy Carroll walks on water.
Plus: the Government should not reveal its Brexit negotiating hand. And: should I contest North Norfolk again after all?
Plus: My interview with Donald Trump. And: Immer mit der Ruhe.
In political terms, 2016 is turning out to be every bit as important, in historical terms, as 1968.
Plus: Osborne – terrible at predictions but brilliant at quizzes. The Brexiteers sweep the Select Committee board. And: all the very best to Nick Boles.
Plus: Ken Loach’s new film. Whatever the political motivation behind it, it did have several valid messages – and one is how the state can dehumanise people.