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Why Paddy will be the winner on Thursday

It may well turn out that William Whitelaw will be remembered, if at all, not for his work as a minister but for his sayings, also known as "Willieisms". One of them is: "It is always a mistake to prejudge the past." Another, deriving from one of those numerous rows between the Conservative Party and the Church of England, is: "Of course, the Archbishop of Canterbury is a very religious man." But the Willieism which in my opinion is the finest example of all is: "The Labour Party is going round the country stirring up apathy."

Parliament - The Sketch: Lord Chancellor takes a trip with Alice to Wonderland

WHENEVER THE irrationality of debate in the House of Commons threatens to become injurious to the health it is a useful restorative to wander down the corridor to the Lords, a chamber so eccentric in its operations and so irrelevant in its pomp that, by a kind of trick of the light, it makes the other place appear a model of intellectual rigour.

Bomber Blair should note the fate of Lloyd George

Over 30 years ago I received a call from the BBC Overseas Service, as I did quite often in those days, asking me for an interview on the current political scene. When I turned up at the studio, it was explained that the broadcast would be one of several to Southern Rhodesia, then in rebellion against the Crown. It soon became clear that the interviewer, a corporation employee, was conducting the Harold Wilson Show. All his questions were what the Latin grammar books call a question expecting the answer Yes. Did I agree that Mr Wilson dominated the government? He was vastly popular in the country too? And his policy towards Rhodesia commanded universal approbation likewise?

Emu: Blair wants a fait accompli , not a poll

For the last 40 years, the most powerful force in politics has been the European Union, as it now likes to call itself. It used to be known more prosaically as the Common Market. It created a party, the SDP, whose nucleus comprised the original Labour rebels who had voted against Labour and with the Government in the early 1970s.

First Night: Seven years on it's even better

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Parliament & Politics: Just like in Alice in Wonderland, `we all won'

SO WHO has won and who has lost in the great constitutional crisis between Lords and Commons? Just as in Alice in Wonderland, "we all won".

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