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Mike Hancock speaks in Parliament (from Lib Dem benches) NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 2 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Brass-necked Mike Hancock is now well and truly back in Westminster, getting his second speech under his belt since he apologised for sickening behaviour towards a vulnerable member of the public. After testing the waters in...
Minister sacked by Clegg in sour grapes Twitter whinge NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 3 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Having announced he is quitting the Commons, Lib Dem MP Jeremy Browne has taken to Twitter to complain about the lack of a suitable message from Nick Clegg: The Prime Minister just told me that he was sorry I'm standing down. First party le...
‘Execute gypsy travellers’ Tory quits as councillor NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 6 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
A Tory who caused outrage by suggesting that gypsy travellers should be “executed” has quit as a councillor. Alan Mellins — who made the comment to shocked colleagues and staff in the middle of a planning scrutiny meeting &mdas...
Confused UKIP candidate ‘plans to abolish himself’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Something tells Scrapbook that UKIP’s candidate for South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner might not understand what the role involves. Despite standing for this political position, the first election pledge listed by Jack Clar...
Tory MP channelled £12,000 in donations via his researcher’s flat NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 23 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
A Commons aide to Tory chairman Grant Shapps appears to have channelled thousands of pounds in campaign donations via his researcher’s flat — using a legal vehicle associated with a controversial loophole in electoral...
Founder of failing free school: ‘let us decide our inspection criteria’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 3 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
As the schools watchdog Ofsted launches a consultation on its own inspections, the Guardian has been canvassing views from across the education sector. Jonathan Simons, head of education at Tory think tank Policy Exchange, reckons it is hea...
Cameron shoved: A ‘jogger’? Or a bad excuse for a serious security breach? NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 1 Hour, 43 Minutes ago
West Yorkshire Police have claimed that ‘a jogger’ was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” after a running man collided with the David Cameron and his security detail after a meeting in Leeds today. With reports breaking on...
UKIP pictured arm-in-arm with far right BNP splinter group NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 5 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
UKIP aren’t the only party with a record of dubious race politics to be standing in the Rochester and Strood by-election. Thugs Britain First — whose mosque invasion tactics and meteoric rise on social media have arguably made t...
‘Why is a white man singin’ like dis?’ Comedian nails UKIP Calypso NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 3 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Jake Yapp (@JakeYapp) responds to UKIP’s attempt to storm the singles chart — which was pulled by Farage-loving ex-Radio 1 DJ Mike Read this week when he finally realised that singing about immigrants in a mock Caribbean accent might...
‘Open primary’ in UKIP defector’s seat cost Tories £18 per vote NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 20 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Tory councillor Kelly Tolhurst has won the ‘open primary’ in Rochester and Strood. With a six-figure cost and a five-figure turnout, the postal ballot of every voter in the constituency has set the Conservative Party around back &pou...
Barrister Tory MP skips parliament to represent $1.4bn shipping magnate in high court NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 55 Minutes ago
The response of barrister and part-time MP Stephen Phillips to questions about his outside earnings was utterly breathtaking in its arrogance. He was, however, very keen to emphasise that his work was confined to periods in which Parliament is n...
Tory MP: ‘My walk-in wardrobe is same size as NHS staffroom’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
A Tory MP has used a debate about the NHS to boast about the size of his walk-in wardrobe — saying it is the same size as the staffroom at a local hospital. Craig Whittaker made the comment after a leaked report revealed that yet...
Hampstead residents launch ‘humanitarian appeal’ over Mansion Tax NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Never mind the 600,000 extra children living in absolute poverty since the Coalition came to power, has anyone considered how the hard-pressed residents of NW3 will cope if a Mansion Tax is imposed by Ed Balls? Former senior medical adviser to t...
‘Execute gypsy travellers’, says Tory in middle of council meeting NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 41 Minutes ago
Asked by a council officer — in the middle of a planning scrutiny meeting — for suggestions for speeding up the eviction of travellers, this was the response of Maidenhead Tory Cllr Alan Mellins: “Execute them.” With up t...
UKIP pulls racist song they tried to get to #1 in charts NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Here’s the email from Nigel Farage telling UKIP supporters to buy a song about “illegal immigrants in every town”, which is, errr, sung in a mock-Caribbean accent: But the “satirical” ditty, sung by ex-Radio 1...
“Answer the bloody questions”: man loses his marbles in Commons NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Faced with rowdy MPs, one of speaker Bercow’s favourite refrains is: “the public don’t like it”. As if to prove his point … There's a fracas in public gallery #pmqs. Tried to lip read man as he's dragged out. Belie...
Weak Tories refuse to back their own commissioner in EU vote NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
So apparently Nigel Farage is running Britain’s foreign policy. Frightened witless by the rise of UKIP, the Tories’ Brussels contingent have now abstained from the vote to approve the new European commission in a massive snub to thei...
‘Anti-third runway’ Tory’s £22,000 in donations from Heathrow and BA NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Teetering on a 1,958 majority at number 27 on Labour’s target seat list, west London Tory Mary Macleod has adroitly positioned herself as a local champion of the campaign against a third runway at Heathrow. For example: “I joine...
UKIP’s European Parliament group saved … by Polish MEP! NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 1 Minute ago
With his European Parliament group collapsing last week after it failed to retain MEPs from requisite seven different members states, can you guess who has come to Nigel Farage’s rescue? Spokesman for @EFDgroup @hermannkelly conf...
Rats in a sack: ‘fake invoice’ claim in bitter battle for safe Tory seat NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
With wannabe MPs of all parties squabbling over a rapidly evaporating pool of winnable selections, the race is hotting for the safe Tory seat of Havant — and so are the negative briefings. Now that the hopefuls have been whittled...