This evening Channel Four have a shindig at which they dole out their political awards. (I wrote about them in December when the nominations were announced). This year, they have surpassed themselves. Every single award (with the possible exception of the Viewers' Award) has been given to a left of centre politician or figure. Vince Cable is the only non Labour supporter to win an award. Because as we all know, Labour has had a triumphant year and the Tories have been crap.
Here are the awards and the other nominees. The winners are highlighted, rather appropriately in red.
Peter Mandelson (winner)
Vince Cable (winner)
Baroness Hollis (winner)
Iain Duncan Smith
Peer of the Year
Lord Adonis (winner)
Lord Davies of Oldham
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon
Hansard Society Democracy
Sir Bernard Crick (winner)
Political Book of the Year
The Hugo Young Papers: Thirty Years of British Politics - Off the Record
Political Suicide: The Conservatives' Voyage into the Wilderness
Norman Fowler (Politico's Publishing)
Cameron on Cameron: Conversations with Dylan Jones
Prezza: My Story: Pulling No Punches
Speaking for Myself: The Autobiography
Cherie Blair (Little, Brown)
Politics in the Media
Prescott: The Class System and Me, BBC2 (winner)
Dave Brown, Cartoonist, The Independent
Have I got News for You, BBC1
The only award which has not been pre-announced is the Channel 4 News Political Impact Award winner. The shortlist in includes Gordon Brown, Boris Johnson, Vince Cable, Peter Mandelson, former MI5 Chief Eliza Manningham-Buller and coroner Andrew Walker.
Maybe the token Tory might even get a look in on this one, you never know.