They are tittle-tattle , nothing remotely important.
Whatever one's views, it's great to rediscover the ability to animate politics through a discussion of ideas rather than personality or passing tittle-tattle .
Weaving through all this tittle-tattle is a narrative.
Most political diaries are written by politicians themselves but this one records the daily political tittle-tattle told to a wife over the dinner table and is therefore more revealing.
It's a strange combination of gossip and in-house tittle-tattle .
Then again, maybe none of this matters and if we have to fill our lives with something, it may as well be acrimonious tittle-tattle about the famous, the sort of famous and those desperately seeking attention.
He would become known to thousands of regular viewers as an extremely witty man with a wicked, often cutting sense of humour that deconstructed the celebrity tittle-tattle the programme was forced to report on.
I deplored the way that, when the two of us were alone together, he would listen to tittle-tattle for hours on end when he must have known full well that not only was it disloyal to the victims but that both of us had more important things to do.
To ensure he still had a roof over his head, he would have needed to have a sound idea of how his lord felt about others, and to enable him to avoid any clangers, he would have been privy to much gossip and tittle-tattle .
It is a fascinating read - serious observations on the latest political developments and possible ways of developing theoretical ideas, alongside tittle-tattle , gossip, complaints about the weather and even laundry lists.