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PCS union troll Francis Maude NEW
Political Scrapbook 29 Seconds ago
With an election looming the final exchanges of numerous political battles are playing out, the most bitter of which feature antagonists who are not only at the end of a parliament — but the end of their careers. A case in p...
Respect Party poster compares George Galloway to Old Spice model NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Hour, 10 Minutes ago
Aside from the hilarity of George “not everybody needs to be asked prior to each insertion” Galloway providing a safe space for women, Scrapbook couldn’t help noticing that the branding of the “Hello L...
Select Committees let Lord Green off hook: “no plans” to call ex-HSBC boss NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
The day before Public Accounts Select Committee chair Margaret Hodge led the grilling of HMRC officials as part of their inquiry into tax avoidance and evasion last month, she told Sky News of HSBC boss turned Tory trade mini...
Cameron’s praise for council leader who refuses to apologise over abuse failings NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
With David Cameron claiming that councillors (and others in authority) who refuse to blow the whistle on sexual exploitation should be jailed, it is worth noting that Keith Mitchell and Louise Chapman — the leader and executive member...
Do UKIP candidates actually know where their constituencies are? NEW
Political Scrapbook 23 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
While UKIP have attempted to make a virtue of their oftentimes unprofessional campaigning, one might expect their Westminster candidates to at least have a clue where their constituencies are. First up, Manchester Evening News report o...
Tories include ‘official graffiti area’ in new wrecking ball poster NEW
Political Scrapbook 23 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
So the Tories have launched their first paid billboard poster of the general election. It’s produced byM&C Saatchi, stewarded by Thatcher’s favourite ad gurus — and not a reheated Lynton Crosby effort from ten years ago. A...
Tory spokesman ‘does a Natalie Bennett’ over housing plans NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 3 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
After Natalie Bennet’s performance last week, one might assume that whoever the Tories put up to front their new housing policy would know what they were talking about. Errrr, nope: Apparently it is “very clear”: “How we...
Witney councillor in frame over child abuse failings is daughter of Cameron election agent NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 4 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
With Oxfordshire County Council set to be slammed by an inquiry into child and grooming rape tomorrow, the councillor with legal responsibility for children’s services during an eight year period of failure not onl...
Tory minister claims undeclared work for management consultancy firm was “voluntary” NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 2 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Tory minister and former aide to George Osborne Amber Rudd MP has claimed that an undeclared role as a “partner” in a firm of management consultants to the finance sector was a “voluntary advisory role&...
Former SWP leader chaired ‘poor Jihadi John’ press conference NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 18 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
With the identity of London-bred ISIS butcher ‘Jihadi John’ revealed by the Washington Post earlier today, the media descended on a press conference by ‘rights group’ CAGE. When not scratching their heads a...
Revealed: Loopholes allow second job MPs to dodge Lobbying Act NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 21 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Having contacted the registrar Alison White earlier this week, Scrapbook’s question as to whether second-jobbing MPs are covered by the Lobbying Act appears to have prompted a ‘ruling’ — briefed to the Guardian &mdas...
“They have cars”: Tory councillors’ excuse for one surgery PER YEAR … held outside their ward NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 2 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
A group of Conservative councillors in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham are conducting just one surgery each PER YEAR, it has emerged. It gets worse. Lazy representatives — who each take home between £...
C-word row MP Anna Soubry on ‘fucking useless … twattery … bollocks’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 23 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Tory defence minister Anna Soubry has been forced to deny calling Ed Miliband a “sanctimonious cunt” during PMQs. BuzzFeed has obtained the following leaked footage from the floor of the House, used to produce the BBC documentary Ins...
£30,000 second job Tory turkey: I am refusing to vote for Christmas NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 3 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Father of the House Sir Peter Tapsell’s nightmare vision of a system in which MPs are banned from coining it in with second jobs: “I fear that if members of this house are not allowed a second job, then membership will largely be con...
Rifkind quit to avoid expected deselection moves by local Tories NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
So Malcolm Rifkind has fallen on his sword, with plotting by local Tories playing no small role. Seditious members of Kensington Conservative Association were aided by the timing of the following: Kensington Conservative Association AGM is on Th...
Eric Pickles invokes Big Tobacco ‘sock puppet’ to attack sock puppets NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 1 Day, 25 Minutes ago
Taking on retention of public affairs consultants by local authorities, Eric Pickles cites think tank research on “sock puppets”: “the practice of government lobbying government is not just confined to quangos. The Institu...
Malcolm Rifkind’s son bet against his father standing down NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Given the latest lobbying sting, perhaps time to reprise this August 2014 exchange between Hugo (son of Malcolm) Rifkind and Toby Young, in which the pair argue over whether Hugo will get an honorific as a consequence of his father’s resignatio...
Candidate’s insult to bereaved families: joke crematorium ‘selfie’ on dating app Tinder NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Deputy leader of council took snap during opening day for local crematorium Operational facility had already performed 400 services for local families. Two grandparents in their eighties were cremated on previous day Sitting Lib D...
Has tax-avoiding donor short changed UKIP by £400,000? NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 39 Minutes ago
Releasing a graphic referencing the (false) claims that Ed Miliband colluded to avoid inheritance tax on his father’s estate, the Kippers have decided to claim they have a “zero tolerance” stance on tax avoidance: “UKIP h...
‘Oborne only went public because they took away his column’, suggests ConHome editor NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
With the chief political commentator of the Telegraph quitting in disgust citing the influence of paid advertising over editorial, it is perhaps appropriate that a rebuttal of Peter Oborne’s charges should be launched f...