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Bercow crisis: ally MP slams ‘unworthy manoeuvre’ by Hague NEW
Political Scrapbook 22 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
It’s all going a bit Michael Martin for John Bercow: a Tory and Lib Dem ambush has thrown his speakership into question with the threat of a secret ballot to unseat him after the election. Into the breach, however,...
More lies: Shapps drops claim to have published real name on marketing site NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 9 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
The already threadbare reputation of Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps was further damaged today — with claims made to defend against initial questions over his honesty being exposed as utter bunkum. Gr...
Alex Salmond attempts to invite comparison with Nelson Mandela NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 7 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
After comparing Scotland to Apartheid-era South Africa and trying to hitch a lift to Mandela’s funeral with Prince Charles, guess who Alex Salmond has told the New Statesman editor he “identifies with”: Jason Cowley: Historical figu...
Grant Shapps running scared: Tory chair pulls out of TV debate NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 7 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Embattled Tory chairman Grant Shapps has become such a liability that his party have pulled him from a high-profile media appearance. Shapps was billed to appear on BBC Three’s youth discussion programme Free Speech, which promis...
David Cameron heckled by angry pensioners at Age UK event NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 7 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Suffice it to say that David Cameron’s Q&A session at Age UK today didn’t go according to plan. Experience has proven that the best way to get the prime minister to call you ‘Sir’ is to heckle him.
Select committee ‘ignores evidence’ over sanctions targets NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 7 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
With their new report published today, the Work and Pensions Committee have called for an independent inquiry to examine whether benefits sanctions have been applied “appropriately, fairly and proportionately” —...
The best party election broadcast of 2015? NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 9 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Everyone gets quite a rough ride in this nihilist but nevertheless superb election rap from ‘Sarah Sordid’. Move over Dan Bull?
New analysis: 0% of Lib Dem leaflets mention Nick Clegg NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 1 Hour, 56 Minutes ago
Scrapbook reported in January on the complete absence of Nick Clegg in one particular leaflet going out in his own constituency — and it seems his Lib Dem colleagues aren’t enthused either. With the crowd-sourced website Electio...
What he really thinks? UKIP candidiate on Britain’s ‘Pakistani problem’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 7 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Asked by Channel 4 News whether the growth of Polish shops on the high street was “good or bad”, UKIP parliamentary candidate (and second-generation Polish immigrant) Andrew Garcarz was desperate to stay on message —...
Why are ‘Yorkshire First’ standing candidates in London? NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 11 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Yorkshire First weren’t kidding when they say “We want to give as many people the opportunity to vote for change with Yorkshire First”. Indeed, the regionalist party — who are demanding a ‘Yorkshire Parliament&rsquo...
Exclusive: Grant Shapps’ most embarrassing website yet NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 2 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Excerpts from the most cringeworthy Grant Shapps website yet uncovered can tonight be exclusively re-published by Political Scrapbook. Promoting a get-rich-quick guide entitled ‘How To Become Stinking Filthy Rich Online&rsqu...
2011: MP backs forest sell-off2015: delivers leaflet claiming he ‘saved the forests’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 3 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Campaigners for Lib Dem MP Stephen Williams have been delivering the following leaflet, claiming that he helped his party “save our forests from privatisation”: Errrrr. So why did he back the privatisation plans in a three...
Was Grant Shapps trading as a “corporation” which didn’t actually exist? NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 12 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The Conservative Party are today refusing to comment on the legal status of Grant Shapps’ internet market operations — which may have seen the embattled party chairman trading as a US “corporation” wit...
Grant V Shapps (the V is for ‘Veracity’) NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 23 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
This is what Grant Shapps said to Murdoch’s new viral website Sun Nation while trying to explain away his middle ‘V’ initial which suddenly appeared on electoral nomination forms and in Hansard: “Jokingly, my pa...
Shapps in his own words NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Tory HQ lawyers: Grant Shapps ‘never misled the public’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
With the Guardian publishing excerpts of legal threats from Shapps’ lawyers to a constituent who called him out on Facebook, here are edited highlights of the letter this blog received after contacting Tory HQ about the same story las...
Green Party axes £1,000 black tie fundraiser after Scrapbook prompts grassroots revolt NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
The Green Party has been forced to axe a planned fundraising dinner after news of the event on Scrapbook caused a revolt amongst grassroots members. With their own youth wing launching a petition against demands for a “...
Grant Shapps released second ‘talking e-book’ while an MP NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
With Tory chairman Grant Shapps reeling after being exposed as a serial liar over the ‘Michael Green’ affair, part of the defence advanced by party HQ this morning is that he misspoke — because he was actually in the proce...
Grant Shapps exposed as liar: so what did he tell Met Police probe? NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Tory chairman Grant Shapps could be facing a truly existential threat to his political career — with the emergence of a recording in which he completely contradicts his repeated denials about working as an ‘internet marketer’ a...
Green Party £1,000-per-head black tie fundraiser (twice as expensive as the Tory one) NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Jumping into bed with the main parties — at least when it comes to fundraising techniques — the Green Party will be holding a black tie fundraiser at a luxury hotel in central London later this month. Guests who can afford the £...