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Magical thinking now dominates our politics

UKIP, the SNP and the Greens cut through all the complexity and noise. They say quite simple things,...

Sir Howard Davies: the full transcript

* Many bankers are still overpaid * The Chancellor's Help to Buy subsidies are not a good idea * B...

Pink bus is patronising: ComRes poll

Most voters – male and female – think that Labour’s pink “Woman to Woman” bus patronises women, acco...

Miles Kington Remembered: 'This witness seems to be off his trolly, m'Lud'

You can always get NHS things if you want to. They're so desperate for cash they're flogging stuff off. That's why they're so short of beds. They keep selling them

Miles Kington Remembered: Is there anything left to eat that doesn't contain nuts?

If it had said, 'Warning: this packet of fine sea salt may contain tiny fragments of seaweed,' I would have understood. But bits of nut in my salt?

Miles Kington Remembered: You can't libel the dead – unless they come back to life

He took the view that he was bound to win, and even if he didn't get substantial damages, he would make history by being the first person to sue an obituary for libel

Miles Kington Remembered: Enveloped between my respectable rivals

There were plenty of recognisable faces... people who would like to stand asanti-sleaze candidates... Ernest Saunders, Asil Nadir and Darius Guppy

Miles Kington: Believe me, jury service is nothing like 'Twelve Angry Men'

I never did get to harangue 11 men and women because they were about to sendan innocent man to the gallows

Miles Kington: How I learnt to write poetry on a computer called Otto

The purpose of my visit, apart from giving my body the chance to recover from a hangover, was to find out how English poetry could possibly be Europeanised
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