Articles tagged Ann Widdecombe:

Ann Widdecombe Gives Farage Party a Turbo Boost

  • 24 Apr 2019

Nigel Farage is putting together quite an impressive line-up of candidates. This morning Ann Widdecombe announced she was one of them. Quite a coup by anybody's standards, and she will bring a lot of Tory supporters with her.  Widdecombe hasn't always been a Eurosceptic and...

My Ideal Dinner Party Guests

  • 12 Feb 2019

I was talking to someone the other day about the demise of the dinner party. And it set me thinking. If I held a dinner party for sixteen people in politics who I know, who would I invite to guarantee the sparkiest conversation? Anyway, this is the list I came up with... ...

From the Archives: In Conversation with Ann Widdecombe

  • 3 Feb 2019

ID: How much of your time are thinking about and preparing for retirement? AW: Quite a lot, but the plans have been in place for a long time. I’ve bought a house on Dartmoor. I know exactly what I’m going to do. The office is beginning to gear up. We’ve got 22 years of arch...

Six Weeks in the Autumn - My Very Personal Diary From 2002

  • 21 Sep 2018

I was trying to find a database file on my laptop earlier, and stumbled across a Word file called ‘Diary’ from November 2002. I opened it out of curiosity and found 7,000 words from a diary I clearly kept over six weeks from the autumn of that year. Suffice to say, it brought ...

Heckled in Chelmsford

  • 8 Jun 2010

Ann Widdecombe and I have done around 50 or 60 of our theatre shows up and down the country, but never has a member of the audience got up, shouted to us to 'F' off and stormed out of the theatre. Until last night in Chelmsford, that is.  It was near the end of the second h...

Ten Lords a Leaping

  • 4 Apr 2010

ConservativeHome have rather kindly included me on their list of 100 potential peers today. I don't delude myself that there's much chance of that actually happening, but it did provoke an idea for a blogpost. I support a fully elected House of Lords, but until that actuall...

What do Edwina Currie & Ann Widdecombe Have in Common?

  • 5 May 2009

What should I make of the fact that I get emails today from Ann Widdecombe and Edwina Currie announcing they both have new email addresses? Just askin'... Reminds me of a wonderful afternoon at the Tory Party Conference in 2002 just after Edwina had published her diaries. A...

On the Game with Ann Widdecombe

  • 17 Sep 2008

From the show with Ann Widdecombe in Chelmsford last night...   ID: So when ITV ask you to do these programmes, how do you judge whether to do them? AW: Well, when they asked me to do prostitution, I readily agreed... [cue audience collapsing with laughter] It real...

Ann Widdecombe Blows My Cover

  • 5 Oct 2007

Well thank you to all those expressing concern about my whereabouts! No, I wasn't kidnapped by La Widdecombe. I have been out at a meeting in Kent all morning, since you ask. I could tell you what it was about, but I'd have to shoot you [for the benefit of Chris Paul, it was n...

Guardian Diary: Keep the Journalists Busy or Live to Regret It

  • 10 Oct 2006

The problem with Party Conferences is that unless you announce lots of new initiatives and policies the media hordes have nothing to write about. And when you don’t feed the media beast, it turns round and bites you. If journalists have nothing better to write about they rehas...