Magazine article The Spectator

The Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year Awards

Magazine article The Spectator

The Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year Awards

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The financial crisis is affecting the nominations for the inaugural Spectator Readers' Representative with Vince Cable receiving more support than a semi-nationalised bank. Dr Peter Roberts sums up the sentiments of many when he proposes Cable on the grounds that he is 'the only British politician who has emerged with any credit from the recent (and continuing) debacle'. A. Warmington nominates that supposed man of the hour Gordon Brown for 'the deft footwork and brazen chutzpah whereby he now is claiming credit for fixing the banking crisis and being the Great Helmsman guiding us through these choppy waters -- whereas in reality he is saddling us all with mountainous debts for decades to come'.

Daniel Hannan, MEP, has his supporters. Stephen Lamley writes that because 'so much of what goes on at Westminster is irrelevant to the real source of power, discerning people are dependent on Daniel Hannan to keep them informed of the doings and the culture of the European Union hierarchs'. …

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