All articles by: Kevin Maguire

As I Please

Published: May 11, 2017
Written by Kevin Maguire

Theresa May’s grubby snap election, the one she vowed never to hold because it would be bad for Britain, reminds me of a drink with Robin Cook. The then Foreign …

As I Please

Published: April 9, 2017
Written by Kevin Maguire

Our comrades on The Sun selling cheap holidays on the Costas on the same front page Rupert Murdoch’s second favourite red top(his first is Rebekah Brooks) declared war on Spain …

As I Please

Published: March 15, 2017
Written by Kevin Maguire

Labour resembles the relaunched Top Gear on the BBC, stuck in reverse with plunging ratings as viewers switch off despite the new presenters squealing the cars are shinier and faster …

As I Please

Published: February 16, 2017
Written by Kevin Maguire

Tory Ministers piling onto a German-manufactured Mercedes bus outside the Tory Fat Cat Black & White Ball in London’s Battersea Park (attempts by Conservative spin doctors to sell the loaded …

As I Please

Published: January 25, 2017
Written by Kevin Maguire

Show me a politician who boasts they don’t take any notice of opinion polls and I’ll point to a liar when experience teaches me these slippery deniers are usually very …

Kevin Maguire: As I Please

Published: December 9, 2016
Written by Kevin Maguire

UKIP isn’t poised the vanish into thin air and disappear completely from British politics, but the party might be over. History lecturer Paul Nuttall will struggle to stop its rise …

As I Please

Published: November 6, 2016
Written by Kevin Maguire

So much for Theresa May’s acclaimed Downing Street  speech in July before she walked into No 10 as Prime Minister. The address to the nation didn’t get off to an …

As I Please

Published: October 12, 2016
Written by Kevin Maguire

Power. That was the fundamental gulf between this ­autumn’s Labour and Conservative conferences. ­Power. The Tories flaunted power in Birmingham while the hard truth is Labour displayed little or none …

As I Please: Kevin Maguire

Published: September 16, 2016
Written by Kevin Maguire

If a picture paints a thousand words then the stark marginalisation of Theresa May at the G20 summit in the Chinese industrial city of Hangzhou supplied enough copy for a …

As I Please – Kevin Maguire

Published: July 25, 2016
Written by Kevin Maguire

David Cameron never spoke to me because I wasn’t posh enough,” complained a prominent Tory MP, “and Theresa May won’t speak to me because she doesn’t talk to anybody.” The …

As I Please – Kevin Maguire

Published: July 1, 2016
Written by Kevin Maguire

That many political journalists in Westminster didn’t really know Jo Cox is a backhanded tribute to the assassinated Labour MP. I’ve lost count of the number of hacks on newspapers, …

As I Please – Kevin Maguire

Published: May 29, 2016
Written by Kevin Maguire

The referendum on Britain remaining part of or leaving the European Union is proving bad news for customers and staff of Asda and B&Q.

As I Please – Kevin Maguire

Published: April 29, 2016
Written by Kevin Maguire

The twin ­scandals of BHS and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ­demonstrate that shopworkers and doctors have more in common than either may have appreciated.

As I Please – Kevin Maguire

Published: April 2, 2016
Written by Kevin Maguire

Even a Chancellor of the Exchequer as innumerate as George Osborne, economics never his strong point, as many are able and willing to testify, should be able to tell the …