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Diane Abbott vs Polly Billington NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 9 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
With Labour recriminations already flying thick and fast today’s report from the Fabian Society trashing the election campaign inevitably upped the ante. Left-of-Miliband Diane Abbott vs Miliband aide turned candidate Polly...
Snorty peer quits … but could still get retirement party and exclusive ‘dining access’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 13 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Having finally quit the Lords, it has emerged that alleged coke and prostitutes fiend Lord Sewel is not only entitled to carry on using his title but apparently to: a “guaranteed retirement party” in the prestigious Ho...
Is a major green energy group being run by a Tory stooge? NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 17 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The Tories’ election triumph sent shudders through the solar energy industry with Ernst & Young cautioning that the manifesto made “painful reading for the renewables sector” and the solar industry&rsquo...
Cameron speech on corruption … after Tories ‘kept £675,000 in stolen donations from fraudster’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 23 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
In his biggest foreign speech since the election, David Cameron will today tell press and dignitaries in Singapore that British businesses and the property market must not become a safe haven for “plundered or laundered cash&rdqu...
Tory warns of ‘reds under the bed’ in hereditary peers by-election NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 16 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The retirement of 82-year old Lord Luke has triggered a by-election for hereditary peers wishing to join 89 other titled noblemen who for reasons passing understanding are still permitted to vote in the upper chamber. The pri...
Cameron’s Comedy Cabinet of Incompetents: Jeremy Hunt NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 23 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
  In normal circumstances, openly calling for the dismantling of the NHS would exclude someone from being put in charge of it. But not in Cameron’s cabinet. In 2009 – before he became Secretary of State for H...
Former BNP staffer exposes ‘cocaine and corruption’ at party HQ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
It’s a long ‘un, but this BNP expose is well worth a watch. Having been ousted from her role at party HQ, former BNP councillor Dawn Charlton is apparently so bitter that she has gone and spilled several cans of beans to Hope No...
Child poverty: only think tank backing DWP reforms is one set up by … Iain Duncan Smith! NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Last night’s vote on the Welfare Bill has renewed interest in Iain Duncan Smith’s plans not only to scrap current child poverty targets but for an Orwellian assault on the Child Poverty Act: renaming it as the ‘Life C...
New extremism strategy (after Tories cut violent extremism research) NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
With a speech heralding a new extremism strategy in the wake of the murder of 30 Britons in Tunisia, David Cameron claimed that “failures of integration” had given rise to “people born and raised in thi...
Treasury minister was managing director at bank which ‘cooked the books’ for Greek government NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
With the Greek economy continuing to make headlines it is surely a matter of time before the investment banking CV of newly minted Treasury minister Jim O’Neill — now Baron O’Neill of Gatley — get...
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
    NASA spent around £1/2 billion to send its New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto. The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reform fiasco on the other hand, will cost the UK taxpayer...
Natalie Bennett’s £350,000 Green jobs bonanza! NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Natalie Bennett might not be known for her grasp of figures but it looks like the Green Party have worked out what to do with £1.3 million in membership subs and £212,000 of short money … hire an entire bloody HQ of...
Lib Dem whispering campaign: what did Norman Lamb know about Commons ‘sex abuse’? NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The Lib Dem leadership campaign looks to be getting nasty — with attempts to drag right-winger Norman Lamb into the Grevile Janner ‘sex abuse’ scandal. The leadership hopeful was a parliamentary researcher for Janner at a period whe...
Harman: Labour to defend severely disabled — by asking the Tories nicely! NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
There can surely be no better marker of the importance of the election than the Tories’ plan to show carers, the severely disabled and terminally ill no mercy in their new round of benefit cuts. But don’t worry — the...
Cameron’s Comedy Cabinet of Incompetents: George Osborne NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
  George Osborne is spectacularly succeeding in his long-term strategy for growth. Just look at all the things he’s managed to grow since he took over as Chancellor: homelessness child poverty unpaid overtime number of worki...
Osborne’s new non-dom policy: ultra-rich can live here for 15 years and pay no income tax NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
George Osborne’s announcement on non-dom tax status is already being cast as the equivalent of Labour’s proposition from the general election (yeah, the one that was billed as “cataclysmic” by the Tory press). Remember @E...
Balls to your budget! Disabled protesters pelt Downing Street NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Media: Mika Minio-Paluello and Chunky Mark...
Budget Burying bad Barclays news NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Barclays’s new chairman John Macfarlane is living up to his nickname of ‘Mac the Knife’ by defenestrating the bank’s chief executive Antony Jenkins — only hired in 2012 after the Serious Fraud Office open a criminal...
Express delete story claiming ‘half of British Muslims support ISIS’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The Daily Express appear to have deleted a story suggesting that 1.5 million British Muslims support terror group Islamic State — based on polling which apparently did not ask respondents their religion or state clearly that ISIS was...
Nat nepotism: MP employed his brother ‘because he could use Skype’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Among the 129 MPs who have installed a member of their own family on the parliamentary payroll, the SNP’s Paul Monaghan attempts to justify giving his brother a job as his co-called ‘constituency communications manager’: “Peop...