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Top Tory: Tenants stuck with £832 Bedroom Tax are ‘success story’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 10 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
A leading Tory in local government has dubbed the Bedroom Tax is a ‘success’ – citing figures from a housing association showing that nine in ten victims of the ‘under occupancy penalty’ have been una...
Rumour: harrassment claim MP Mike Hancock to announce retirement NEW
Political Scrapbook 11 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Whispers from Portsmouth suggest the scandal-hit Lib Dem may be about to announce his retirement. If he goes then he’ll blame his health.
Boris Johnson to announce return to Parliament ‘in July’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 14 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
London mayor Boris Johnson is “virtually certain” to announce a return to Parliament within weeks, it has been claimed. Sources have told The Sun of the leadership hopeful’s plans to reveal his hand in the Summer — to avoid&nb...
UKIP staffer poses as regular voter in party manifesto NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 2 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
An assistant to Nigel Farage is pictured in the party’s new manifesto posing as a regular voter, without mentioning she’s a paid UKIP staffer. A big picture of Lizzy Vaid features on page five of the party’s new European e...
Cameron spent £430k of taxpayers’ cash on propaganda letter NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 5 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
David Cameron spent £430,000 of taxpayers’ cash sending out more than a million party propaganda letters touting Tory policy. The Electoral Commission is demanding an explanation after tax money was used to pay for the letters, sent...
Scrapbook asks Nigel Farage the questions you all want answered NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 8 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
When Nigel Farage unveiled the new UKIP posters in Sheffield today, we knew there were two burning questions to which the public demanded answers. Don’t you think your posters are a wee bit racist? Are you concerned an EU migrant might take Dav...
Sheffield Lib Dem leader switches seats to avoid getting the boot NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 9 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Sheffield Council’s Lib Dem leader is switching seats to avoid an embarrassing local election defeat. Lib Dem group leader Shaffaq Mohammed has represented the student friendly Broomhill ward for a decade…but will be moving up the h...
“Only a bit racist…” – The 6 funniest UKIP poster parodies NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 10 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
As Nigel Farage prepares to launch his shiny new poster campaign – at an event scheduled to take place outdoors in drizzly Sheffield – we take a look at how the internet has reacted to UKIP’s mildly offensive Euro election posters.
Cameron staff called police on Bishop delivering letter on poverty NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 11 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
David Cameron’s staff called the police on a group of priests, including the Bishop of Oxford, who were trying to deliver a letter about food poverty to his constituency office. Cameron may be all about the God these days, but that apparen...
UKIP launch new election poster NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 12 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Definitely a vote winner…...
Clueless: Tory fighting marginal seat sends out Maria Miller leaflets NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 5 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
A Tory MP defending a majority of just 1,149 is sending out leaflets with Maria Miller in them — days after she resigned in disgrace over expenses abuse, having become byword for political greed and arrogance in the minds of the gener...
The Truth: Food bank users don’t get ‘restaurant tokens’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 5 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
As suspected, the claim in this morning’s Sun that can people can obtain “restaurant tokens” from food banks turns out to be borderline lies. An informed source told Scrapbook: “It’s simply not T...
Evans was lobbied on Legal Aid just one week after first arrest NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Observers were quick to question how well Nigel Evans’ complaints about the bill for his defence sat with his admission that he “might well” have voted for the government’s cuts to Legal Aid if he were not deputy speaker...
Where’s Kate? NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 11 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Via: Tim Montgomerie...
Tories go on warpath in sickening attack against food bank charity NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 12 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
DWP and Tories on attack after 50% rise in food bank use Whitehall source: biggest food bank charity is “misleading” and “emotionally manipulative” Thatcher minister Edwina Currie pens smear column in The Sun Iain Duncan...
Former Conservative Party treasurer in ‘male stripper video’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Former Tory treasurer and top donor Michael Spencer has appeared in a cringe worthy ‘spoof’ video in which he unbuttons his shirt to the waist while singing a song about being a stripper. The film, which was produced for a fundraiser for...
Tory HQ Twitter on the government’s ‘anti-business’ adviser NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Shadow business secretary tweets link to a Will Hutton interview with economist Thomas Piketty: Check out @WilliamNHutton on Thomas Piketty here: http://t.co/7zbGAPkHBN. Piketty's book making waves as much in Washington as in London. — Chuka Um...
Tory councillor pointed gun at neighbour in row over pet cat NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 8 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
A Tory councillor’s political career lies in tatters after he pointed a gun at his next door neighbour — in a row over damage caused by a pet cat. Armed police swooped on an address in Chingford, Essex after Cllr Nick Buckmaster aime...
50% food bank growth: Osborne introduced benefit delay last year NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 12 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Largest food bank operator report 50% rise in users Government claiming benefit claim processing has improved But Osborne deliberately introduced seven-day delay With the number of people using food banks rising 50% in the last year, the government a...
Esther McVey tweets political attack during Hillsborough service NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
From a strong field, the political gaffe of the day award goes to Merseyside MP Esther McVey, for posting a political attack tweet during the Hillsborough 25th anniversary service. In the as yet un-deleted tweet, the employment minister tweeted a lin...