Andrew Gimson

Andrew Gimson

A warm and witty writer with a mordant eye for the bad and the bogus

The Prime Minister now looks dreadfully weak, but like all her predecessors she is a scapegoat, at the mercy of party and people

Westminster is scandalised by sexual harassment that would once have been treated as a joke. But does the nation take it quite so seriously?

The independent-minded Labour parliamentarian would have made an excellent Speaker

The paradox of British democracy is that our unelected monarch safeguards our liberties better than an elected politician ever could

“The Chief Whip stormed the moral high ground and dug himself in. So why did I feel unable to follow Michael Gove over the top, as it were?”

‘The best political memoirs are shot through with a kind of candour’

I discovered Max Beerbohm as an undergraduate. Rereading his work today has been just as enjoyable

Badmouthing each other is not a path to electoral success. Clegg and Cameron must defend what they have achieved together

Our Prime Minister’s Anglican attitudes are as valuable to the Conservative party as they are to the nation