Daily Archives: April 12, 2009

Spinning out of control

Damian McBride, the Downing Street apparatchik at the heart of the scurrilous e-mails scandal, has just resigned.  He was seen by many as Gordon Brown’s Alistair Campbell.  Close friend, trusted advisor.  Spin-master in Chief.  And by all accounts, spectacularly unpopular … Continue reading

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MPs’ second and third homes

The Sunday Telegraph (April 12th) carries a story about “MPs earning rent while claiming home allowance”, as though this were self-evidently reprehensible.  It proceeds to list the sixty-five MPs concerned, who represent a broad spread by party, and include, from … Continue reading

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