Tinkering with politics; Gorging on humble pie; Bunking off Downing Street; Tories: the musical.
'Politics has been downgraded. It is no longer a matter of competing ideologies, but has become a kind of public relations exercise.'
Al Murray's Pub Landlord is described as 'one of the few remaining Tory blokes'. So how come he's voting New Labour? Plus: Stewart Lee on why there's more to political satire than Ann Widdecombe's hair.
The government's treatment of asylum seekers is far more offensive than its language.
The Irish category in the UK census will reveal a lot about modern Britain - except how many Irish people live here.
Must-reads from the past week
What is the point of Edward and Sophie?
Why puking princesses are bad for democracy.
Forget Sophie-gate. As everybody wants to debate the roles of minor royals, why is there such reticence to suggest that the Queen should give up her job?
How the UK media reported the last major foot-and-mouth outbreak in 1967.
Why is there such opposition to modern farming techniques?