The Culture Secretary deserves a gold-plated edition of the Bluffers’ Guide to Politics, and must feel this morning like the proverbial dog with two cocks.
Plus: My interviews with the Conservative leadership candidates – and, no, I haven’t a clue who will win.
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: Salmond’s revisionist view of Thatcher. My weekly Brexit briefing begins. And: the glory of Tim Shipman’s “All Out War”.
Plus: Trump’s folly, Miliband’s mess, my first West Ham game at the Olympic Stadium – and Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Game Shows.
The effect of the so-called Bosman ruling would be to create a revolting stagnation of the English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish leagues.
Plus: The ludicrous Evan Harris. My broken mobile. The menace of TTIP. The smears of Yvette Cooper. And: why Polly Toynbee swiftly changed the subject.
Plus: My partner votes for a nutter. Downing Street disasters. West Ham’s agony. The gifted Suzanne Evans. And finally: What I might do to really, really annoy you…