In 1996, I won the George Orwell Prize for Political Journalism. In Scotland, I've been named Journalist of the Year twice and columnist of the year on several occasions. I've also won a Saltire Prize and been given an Arts Council Award.
She made no bones about that. Criticism, antagonism, even contempt, seemed to invigorate those fixed, sparking eyes. She was the last authentic class warrior in Westminster politics, and she gloried in the combat.