TB's invite must have got lost on the way, damn postal strike eh? Anyway a word or two on the results of the
Spectator Parliamentarian Awards:
Politician of the Year: Peter Mandelson - fair. He's good. Too good.
Parliamentarian of the Year: Harriet Harman MP - Very very debatable, Fraser has a crack
Newcomer of the Year: Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP - Newcomer? But a good choice, he has managed to toe the line re Europe and has seriously beefed up the Tory economic team.
Inquisitor of the Year: Paul Farrelly MP - Something to with a certain Carter-Ruckas perhaps?
Peer of the Year: Baroness Warsi - Good shout.
Speech of the Year: Daniel Hannan MEP - Goes without saying.
Resignation of the Year: Rt Hon James Purnell MP - shame it lead back to square one and that the DWP lost a much needed right-winger. Should be offered to role in an incoming Tory gov.
Minister to Watch: Lord Adonis - Shame he can't be held to account by MPs. TB will enjoy watching him though, in opposition.
Campaigner of the Year: Joanna Lumley and the Gurkhas - Heather Brooke surely?
Readers’ Representative: Douglas Carswell MP - Sound. Michael Martin invited?
Survivor of the Year: Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP - Smirk. It was a true fight that kept him in the Treasury. Eh Balls?
Backbencher of the Year: Andrew Tyrie MP - Would Carswell have got this if the readers hadn't crowned him their king?