Former Australian jungle resident Nadine Dorries may have an unpleasant obsession with restricting women's rights to control their own fertility, but she was spot on in her characterisation of the Tory Party leadership.
Once David Cameron and Nick Clegg announced that they would take the unprecedented step of making separate statements from the despatch box on the Leveson report, the Prime Minister's hostility to its key recommendation was an open secret.
William Hague's decision to abstain in the UN general assembly vote on recognition of Palestine as a "non-member observer state" unless the Palestinian Authority accepts Israel's demand for "unconditional negotiations" is shameful.
Foreign Secretary William Hague's warning that Tel Aviv risks losing international sympathy if it launches a ground invasion of Gaza ignores the reality that the world is not sympathetic to apartheid Israel.
Another Israeli election looms and, almost inevitably, the Benjamin Netanyahu government assassinates a Palestinian leader and unleashes a deadly bombardment of Gaza, slaughtering non-combatants including children.
He can run, but he can't hide. Tony Blair may be trying to reinvent himself as a distinguished elder statesman and globetrotting speechmaker-for-hire but wherever he travels he is stalked by the spectres of a million Iraqi dead.
Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement that his Likud party will run a joint campaign alongside the Yisrael Beitenu outfit of his Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in January's election indicates the trajectory of Israeli politics.
Education Secretary Michael Gove insists that his department's revamped test to decide the suitability of applicants to train as teachers is simply so that "parents can be confident that we have the best teachers coming into our classrooms."