The author compares politics to a game of snakes and ladders, but demonstrates that it is actually far harder than that.
When his family fell on hard times, education made the difference. Were there to be a vacancy in that department, he would be an obvious candidate.
Michael McManus uses the theatre to explore the potential for an anti-immigrant party to break away not from the Tories, but from Labour.
Plus: Anti-smoking nannies. A part in Salmond’s downfall. Labour’s anti-UKIP plan (lack of). Thatcher tribute. And: Shapps doesn’t chose chaps.