Is Baroness Warsi the Sarah Palin of the Tory Party? I watched last night’s Question Time torn between hilarity and horror. If I am disillusioned by Labour it is always sobering to see how very much worse that other lot could be. Thank goodness for dear old (Lord) Roy Hattersley (and he used to seem so right wing too!). The best line of the show came when the Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion began another divisive rant by accusing the Labour peer of “living in a parallel universe to me”.

“I hope so!” Hattersley replied and brought the house down.