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On Monday afternoon Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s communications supremo, fired a shot across the bow(el)s of Nick Watt, the Guardian’s chief political correspondent.

This tale of political fart-throwing began with an article written by Watt correlating Dave (my wife’s pregnant) Cameron’s below performance at Lewisham College to that of John Major’s infamous election turn-around of ’92 – the much fabled election campaign that saw Major take to the streets armed with an upturned soap-box. Read the rest of this entry »


Tory Party HQ today confirmed that Samantha Cameron is pregnant.

The announcement of any political pregnancy is always one treated with suspicion and cynicism. Coming just weeks before the general election, and on the same day as some risqué photos were released of a young Sam Cam, this announcement will not be treated any differently.

As the colourful pictures of a smiling Cameron run off tonight’s press’, journalists across the board will pen articles lighting the flame of a grieving family’s new beacon of hope – albeit with a raised eyebrow. Read the rest of this entry »

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