Booby prize

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The Independent Online

No quarrel here with The Spectator's decision to present its main Parliamentarian of the Year awards to two stalwart anti-war politicians. Charles Kennedy deserves the title of "politician of the year" for his dogged insistence that the war was wrong in principle, practice and in law; as does Sir Peter Tapsell his award for "parliamentarian of the year".

But amid all the other awards - to John Redwood ("survivor of the year"), Alan Johnson ("minister to watch"), and Vera Baird ("backbencher") - where was the prize for The Spectator's own Boris Johnson? Own-goal scorer of the year? Apologist of 2004? Or simply "the man most likely to..." Well, anything really.

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