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Tory council leader slamming cuts on radio awarded himself 60% payrise in May NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
With leaders of some of the Conservatives’ biggest councils starting to break ranks over the massive cuts heading their way, the Tory leader of Buckinghamshire County Council David Hodge (with Bozza above) told World At One earli...
Another Tory legal action backfires: UKIP use Reckless action to launch fundraiser NEW
Political Scrapbook 7 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The Tories’ attempt to sue UKIP for the money wasted on ‘vote Mark Reckless’ election materials printed before he defected looks to have backfired, with ‘Kipper HQ using the action against as a pretext...
Vladimir Putin ‘accuses stroke survivor journalist of being drunk’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
With the Rouble on its knees, things are going from bad to worse at the Russian president’s annual press conference … Correction: Kirov journo who asked #Putin about #Kvas NOT drunk – survived multiple strokes — RT (@RT_com)...
Top Tory overheard discussing ‘sensitive party matters’ on packed train NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 3 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
This party hack was overheard loudly discussing internal party matters with a colleague in front of a carriage full of train passengers to Hampshire yesterday evening. The individual concerned bears an absolutely uncanny rese...
UKIP’s (taxpayer funded?) Christmas dinner at four-star French hotel NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 7 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Dining at the four-star Clos des Délices hotel near Strasbourg yesterday evening, here’s UKIP’s Christmas dinner menu. Guests tucked into such quintissentially British yuletide fare as pâté en cro&u...
‘Oh my god, it’s Mom': a mother rings her arguing political pundit sons live on TV NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 5 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Probably the last person that Brad and Dallas Woodhouse expected to be hearing from.
Cameron adviser plugged scheme ‘administered’ by his lobbyist girlfriend NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 13 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Number 10 may come under pressure to account for their arrangements with an adviser to David Cameron — who reportedly persuaded counterparts in Washington DC to adopt an events scheme run by his lobbyist...
UKIP councillor behind on his own council tax … blames immigrants! NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 13 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
A UKIP councillor has tried to blame immigrants … because he is behind on his own council tax. Portsmouth’s Paul Godier was banned from voting on proposals for £13.1m worth of cuts at Portsmouth City Council because he is behind on...
Is ‘Red Ed’ dead? NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 13 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
‘Red Ed’ was one of the principle anti-Miliband attack lines of the first two years of this parliament — a shorthand for his predilection, claimed by opponents of the Labour leader,  for regulating and/or nationalisin...
“Congrats!” Sick Murdoch praises own coverage of “bloody outcome” in Sydney NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 14 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
While the most horrendous events can beget some of the most tremendous journalism, perhaps Rupert Murdoch should have saved this blasé message for a phone call to the editor of the Australian Daily Telegraph — which is owned by, err...
Game developers protest sexist porn ban with new ‘squirting’ app NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 5 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
There’s just ten shopping days left until Christmas. Wondering what to get your favourite Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport? Struggling for gift ideas for the over-zealous BBFC censor in your life? Well worry no longer! With the g...
Iain Duncan Smith has finally admitted food bank link to DWP benefit delays NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 6 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Iain Duncan Smith has finally admitted that the use of food banks is linked to delays in his own department paying benefits — having previously attacked a charity for “scaremongering” when they suggested precisely tha...
The Sun refuse to apologise for publishing transphobic attack NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 11 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
It’s not every day that The Sun gives column space to someone calling for stronger regulation of the press: “I believe strongly in press freedom. But it should hold the rich and powerful to account, not mock and undermine the vulnerable a...
Latest UKIP excuse: painkillers made me a racist NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 11 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Disgraced UKIP candidate Kerry Smith is claiming that he called a woman with a Chinese name a “chinky”, gay people “pooftahs” and claimed that Nigel Farage is corrupt all because of … his painkillers! “T...
Don’t touch me: Karl Rove snaps when confronted over CIA torture NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 5 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Forget waterboarding or other Enhanced Interrogation Techniques — all that’s required to get under Dubya’s torture-era deputy chief of staff Karl Rove is a light touch on the back of the hand: A flustered Karl Rove, faced w/ actual...
UKIP: disability benefit claimants are “parasitic underclass of scroungers” NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 11 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Accused of “pointing at immigrants and the disabled and holding his nose” on Question Time last night, Farage retorted that he “never has” criticised people with disabilities. Yeah, Nige. Apart from in that manifesto poli...
Bunny Boiler: “I’m coming for you Farage” audience member is SWP organiser NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 22 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
The Question Time set piece of Russell Brand vs Nigel Farage (VIDEO) was in danger of being upstaged at one point during tonight’s show — when the audience started fighting with each other over whether the UKIP leader was “a racist...
Police set to hunt for Tory MP’s mystery ‘bondage porn hacker’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 5 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Police could be set to request tell-tale IP logs from Twitter in a bid to track down the hacker whom Tory MP Karl McCartney claims placed bondage porn in his Twitter favourites. Though the force were “aware” of the incident, Lin...
UKIP MEP blasts ‘EU-funded’ magazine (that she writes for) NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Minutes ago
All this EU-funded propaganda has got to stop, says Janice Atkinson, UKIP MEP for South East England: Errrrr. Hang on a second. You can read Janice Atkinson’s article on proposed EU gender quotas for company boards — which was definitely...