'MPs are stuck in 1997, waiting for a charismatic, Blair-like messiah, but without the bloodshed'
'The left case for Brexit was an interesting exercise, a bit like a Marxist review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar or one of those games where you work out whether it would be better to have no arms or no legs'
'After winning an open contest with massive support, Corbyn has been accused of "seizing power"...'
'Nuclear weapons cannot be seen purely as a source of jobs'
'Not many people would stand by and watch someone drown if they had the chance to rescue them, but that is what Europe’s governments are doing'
'The highlight began when it looked as though Corbyn could win, and continued thereafter'
'No, it’s not time to rehabilitate Tony Blair.'
'Coalition is not a box on the ballot paper. No one elected the last one'
'I am reasonably confident that my attitude to my Englishness is quite healthy, so let me share it'
'I haven’t socialised with senior politicians, but I’ve hung out with the insane and I can reveal that they believe their own lies completely'
'Attacks on mosques are not mere vandalism, and attacks on the word Islam are not mere theological critiques'
'I don’t think "sexism" is a strong enough word... what we’re looking at is deep and aggressive misogyny'
'It’s always an intellectual fudge for the left, whereby folksy, blood-and-soil nonsense is inspiring up until the moment of independence but no further'
'Osborne looks like a man who can’t believe his luck'
'Today’s politicians are boring. Perhaps that’s why they get away with so much'
'The thing we should know by now is that unpicking their motives doesn’t really help to demolish their case'
'Not the state we like, which is about schools and hospitals, but the other one'
'Most people are not cold-blooded and are quite shocked when they learn how low benefits actually are'
'We’d all say a person has a right to a home, but we wouldn’t say their home has rights.'
'Well might we muse upon the entitlement of a chancellor who, upon his father’s passing, will be titled'
'Conservatives have never truly been convinced by this country’s experiment with universal suffrage'
'Did sibling rivalry make you happy? Would you like to be treated by a more competitive doctor?'
'In a market-driven society, it is a tribute to human decency that anyone behaves with any morals at all'
'The fact the country is not overrun with lynching parties must mean not all readers take the papers seriously'
'Do we really want the bother of an elected president? Isn’t a Windsor a familiar and convenient alternative?'
'I have no wish to speak ill of the dead, even when they are still alive'
'Millions of people have mind-numbing and soul-destroying jobs manufacturing crap we don’t need'
'The reason he’s terrified is that he knows in his heart that capitalism doesn’t work'
The Tories have taken on human form, which is when they’re at their most dangerous
We are all products of our environment, unless you believe everything is hereditary, which I suppose you do if you’re a prince
Last spring, they loved Nick Clegg. Now they think he’s a scumbag
Are our political opinions in the blood?
I’ve seen those criminals, bent double over the fields of Kent, up to no good
As a young boy, I was an avid militarist, partly because I thought we were still at war with Germany for most of the 1960s
When Labour won the 1997 election, Jeremy Hardy got 'joyously drunk'. But the years that followed were pretty sobering, in terms of both foreign and domestic policy, and he just can't summon up any enthusiasm about this one