DIARY: Major laughs for the satirist's change of voice

Tory Party leaders come and go, but their chief satirists endure through the ages.

Just two hours after the ousting of Iain Duncan Smith last Wednesday night, impressionist Rory Bremner was entertaining the 1,300-strong throng at the PRWeek Awards a mere stone's throw away from the scene of the crime.

Bremner had them in stitches as he galloped through impressions of figures across the political, er, spectrum. He took a comic swipe at most of the Cabinet and George Bush, as well as William Hague, IDS and golden but grey oldies Bill Clinton and John Major. Now Bremner will need to hone his talents to ape the Welsh comeback kid, Michael Howard.

But we were 'not inconsiderably' tickled to witness Bremner 'put up' rather than 'shut up' the cricket, warm beer and Currie lover among the night's repertoire.

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