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Tuesday 10th December 2013
It’s been a tough few months/years for the junior Coalition partners, with UKIP frequently pushing them into fourth place in the opinion polls.
Fortunately Nick Clegg’s very festive Christmas card has gone down a treat, and the Lib Dem press office isn’t going to miss an opportunity to crow about it.
— Lib Dem Press Office (@LibDemPress) December 10, 2013
Here’s the card in full:
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) December 10, 2013
Monday 9th December 2013
No stranger to the hi-vis vest, George Osborne left his comfort zone to don an apron and a William Hague-esque baseball cap today.
Having not quite used up all of his sweeteners in last week’s Autumn Statement, Osbo made a Victoria Sponge.
Monday 9th December 2013
It’s that most special time of year as Casa del Bloom is transformed into a bong-bongo land filled with mulled wine, mince pies, tinsel, snow, sluts and drums.
“It would be terribly vulgar and naff to send a Christmas card making us look good,” said the “outspoken” MEP of this year’s Christmas card.
Enter David Cameron and family, who have just released this rather more traditional pic for their card.
No word on whether the Prime Minister’s other children are upset that they’re not all in this together.
We’re still awaiting the Christmas cards from Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, but early speculation suggests they will consist of the Labour leader squeezed in the middle of his pic, and the Deputy Prime Minister sitting on an anchor between Messieurs Miliband and Cameron.
Wednesday 4th December 2013
In chamber for #pmqs. What answer is Cameron going to give again & again today, no matter what question is asked?— Emily Thornberry MP (@EmilyThornberry) December 4, 2013
Tuesday 3rd December 2013
As we know, David Cameron has taken a merry band of ministers with him on his trip to China.
Jeremy Hunt, Owen Paterson, Maria Miller, David Willetts, Ian Livingston, and Hugo Swire were all on board the chartered flight, while even the likes of Graeme Le Saux and Karren Brady got invites.
One person rooted firmly in Westminster, however, is Minister without Portfolio Ken Clarke. His new role was in part to be Britain’s “roving trade envoy”, focusing on selling our goods to emerging economies such as China and Brazil.
Alas for Ken, a planned visit to the Far East to sell healthcare did not go ahead in the spring, and it seems he has been passed over for the latest jaunt.
There may, of course, be a simple explanation. Could Ken just not want to mess up his sleep patterns with an important cricket series going on?