This book exemplifies the addiction to indignant moralising which blinds so many political commentators to the true nature of their own country.
Character assassination displaces comprehension, and so damages those who engage in it.
Plus: I’m still backing Brexit. The Independent Group’s Tory targets. And: it’s a disgrace that public money is being spent on the European elections.
At the heart of May’s operation, this staunch Conservative is now mulling potential ways to a second referendum with Labour MPs.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
In his new book, Peter Oborne interprets a collection of the outrageous Tweets which carried Trump to high office.
Theresa May’s austere approach to news management is a plus for government – at least, so far. But it’s turning out to be a minus for her ministers.
His critics have fallen for the Fact-Checking Fallacy: the illusion that in politics or journalism, accurate facts are all that matter.
The Arts Minister defends Tracey Emin, but is most proud of leaving the Arts Council alone.
Plus: Loud sounds from Tom Watson. Pig noises from Craig Oliver. And: Come and hear me make a fool of myself in Manchester on Sunday.
Plus: Comforting Oborne in the Aegean. Rampant rabbits in the Lords. Lidders Agonistes. McVey’s moment. And: How two Labour MPs banged away in the rifle club.
The weight of his new charge – that fewer truths are now told by the mainstream media – is greater than the evidence that supports it.
Plus: Farage’s book an election expense? Don’t be daft. My election predictions. Dull Tory slogans. Lively Australian politicians. And: victims of MND.
Clive Stafford Smith, the human rights lawyer and winner of last year’s Contrarian Prize, is a model of principle and vision. We invite nominations for his successor.
The party should be commended for its innovations in candidate selection – here’s how to make the process even better.