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Michael Brown was a Conservative MP from 1979 to 1997

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Ministers meddle at their peril with the perks of the middle classes

Something tells me top-up fees are likely to provoke the greatest rebellion by Labour MPs since the Government was elected

MPs should stop being so macho and start working normal hours

With my best speech, made at 3am for two hours, I managed to sink the whole of Government business for the next day

Why can you join the Labour Party in Baghdad but not in Belfast?

The time has come to move on from the Good Friday Agreement and for the British parties to organise in Northern Ireland

Beware of bombast, Mr Duncan Smith. Many Tories oppose a war on Iraq

It would be intriguing to know how many MPs would change their votes if a division on Iraq were to be a secret ballot

The Tories just can't resist their bad old habits

The public tune out of the detailed arguments and just see the bigger picture of a party at war with itself

The deposing of Mr Davis is fraught with danger

Should Duncan Smith be deemed to have failed after the next election, Davis will be ready and waiting

We've had the boom; here comes the bust - and it is time for us all to panic

Mr Brown's arithmetic, if growth fails to match his expectations, has horrendous implications for public borrowing
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