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Sir George Young

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Tory ‘Old Guard’ does pastoral care

28 July 2014 13:33

One of the last duties Sir George Young undertook as Chief Whip before stepping down during the reshuffle was to call ministers who were in line for the chop to… Continue reading

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Eton College. (Image: Getty)

Tory MPs develop new Eton game

24 March 2014 13:35

Tory MPs from less privileged backgrounds than their leader have developed a fun new game to play in the members’ tea room: drawing up definitive rankings of Polite Old Etonians… Continue reading

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Home Office Minister James Brokenshire today said the government would make changes to the Data Communications Bill. Picture: Getty

David Cameron pays the price for another lazy shuffle

9 March 2014 12:07

The Tory leadership is not best pleased with James Brokenshire, the Immigration Minister whose ill-judged speech turned a media spotlight onto the Cameron’s nanny. There are mutterings in Downing Street… Continue reading

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Liz Truss' seamed tights, with bow. Photo: © Alan Davidson/The Picture Library Ltd

Boris, bishops and other gossip from the Spectator Parliamentarian awards

21 November 2012 16:04

Justin Welby, the nominated Archbishop of Canterbury, accepted his Spectator award for Peer of the Year (in recognition of his work on the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards) by conceding… Continue reading

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The Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year Awards

21 November 2012 14:51

The Spectator’s Parliamentarian of the Year awards are being held this afternoon at the Savoy Hotel. In total 14 awards were presented by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education,… Continue reading

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Sir George Young

David Cameron turns to Sir George Young again

19 October 2012 21:01

Sir George Young’s appointment as chief whip is testament to both the respect David Cameron holds him in and the Prime Minister’s intense dislike of reshuffles. This is the second… Continue reading

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