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New Ofsted chair ‘restructured £200m business via tax haven’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
With David Hoare taken on as the new chair of Ofsted, it wasn’t for his involvement with a successful group of schools (the academy chain he works for is one of 14 banned from expanding). Apparently it’s for his ‘business...
Shapps and £140,000 from secretive club with no accounts in 4 years NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 7 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps has his personal election campaigns bankrolled by a secretive club fined by regulators after failing to submit financial returns for more than four years. Funds transferred total some £140...
Gove heads Ruffley probe, implied domestic abuse is ‘life choice’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 1 Hour, 52 Minutes ago
With pressure building on David Ruffley, the Tory MP who accepted a caution for assaulting his partner, what better person to investigate the matter than new chief whip, Michael Gove. Errrr … This from last November: “Women’s Aid i...
Number 10 dragged into Michael Fallon ‘slut’ row NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 3 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Michael Fallon — cough, sorry, his ‘friends’ — have been spinning for all their lives are worth after he was named as the minister who called a young female journalist a very rude word (to her face): “He r...
UKIP man tells shocked council meeting he used to be a drug dealer NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 8 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
A UKIP councillor sensationally claimed to have been a drug dealer in the middle of a packed council meeting — before denying that he had said anything of the sort. Cllr Paul Godier — who was homeless but turned his life around to become...
Nick Clegg slumps to new poll low NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
If the deputy prime minister fancies some retail therapy to distract himself from dire personal ratings, perhaps he should steer clear of online shopping. Nick Clegg’s cardboard equivalent has been given the lowest rating by a majority of revie...
Why are Tories using Foreign Office to vet their Russian donors? NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Boris Johnson is asked a question about the Tories’ vetting of Russian donors on LBC — and immediately opens up another can of worms: “We’ve done, obviously we are relying heavily on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office because...
Fake Lib Dem councillor sends cybernats into overdrive NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
A Twitter account purporting to be a Lib Dem councillor has sent cybernats into overdrive — with a Commonwealth Games rendition of Aidan Burley: But there is no councillor in the country by this name and the picture used is of a Leban...
Osborne in Southampton marginal … poses with ad for rival port NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
George Osborne visits the ultra-marginal of Southampton Itchen to promote the government’s pension reforms and pose with a candidate who sounds like a packet of crisps. All is going according to plan … With Conservative candidate @roysto...
Tories’ Russian donors: even Lord Ashcroft is complaining NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
With David Cameron pushing for more sanctions on Russia in the wake of the MH17 disaster, pressure is building on the Tories to hand back a £160,000 donation — after Scrapbook pointed out that it came from the family of ‘Putin...
Payday parasite Wonga in trouble with regulators (yet again) NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
With Wonga pushing to expand internationally, it was only a matter of time before the parasitical lender drew the ire of foreign financial regulators. Speaking of operations launched in five other countries across three continents, former chief...
New BNP leader is drink driver and chased kids using Land Rover NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
With Nick Griffin standing down as chairman of the BNP — apparently to save face following an election wipeout in May — here’s everything you need to know about the party’s new leader, Adam Walker: For a start, he’s...
MH17 sanctions hypocrisy: Tory donor’s husband ‘is Putin protégé’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
After Scrapbook highlighted the case of a £160,000 Tory donation from the wife of a man linked to Vladimir Putin, CCHQ have indicated they have no intention of handing back the cash — despite calling for sanctions on Putin&rsquo...
Tulisa drugs trial collapse: Could Sun ‘fake sheikh’ face perjury charge? NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
The drugs trial of N-Dubz star Tulisa has collapsed … and the judge is blaming Sun on Sunday investigative hack Mazher Mahmood (aka the ‘Fake Sheikh’) Mazher Mahmood lied on oath and said he had not discussed witness statement...
MH17 disaster: will Tories turn down £160k Putin-linked donation? NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
PM wants more Russia sanctions after 283 deaths in MH17 disaster Government wants to target “crony group” around Vladimir Putin But wife of ex-Russian minister has pledged £160k to Tories Lubov Chernukhin bid on...
Tesco Value? Millionaire peer gets paid ministerial role NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Bringing up the rear of the reshuffle, former Tesco director Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe gets a job at BIS. A late appointment, the Daily Mail will doubtless be irked that the peer wasn’t available for their ‘Downing Street catw...
Owen Paterson “lacks balance” NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Owen Paterson hasn’t wasted any time having been sacked as environment secretary, with news that the climate change sceptic will be giving the annual lecture of Lord Lawson’s Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). Greenpeace have praise...
Clegg offered Mike Hancock ‘best deal possible’ to stay in Lib Dems NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
A top Liberal Democrat boasted that Nick Clegg had offered Mike Hancock the “best deal possible” by allowing him to remain a full member of Portsmouth Lib Dems — despite growing evidence that he sexually exploited a vulner...
Weirdo BNP Youth member threatens to disown his ‘gay’ pet dog NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 9 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
One of the BNP’s leading young members — Manchester University student Jack ‘Boot’ Renshaw — has admonished his own dog on Facebook for, errr, doing dog stuff: “I wish my dog would stop licking the penises of other...
Seriously ill woman confronted Clegg on Bedroom Tax 10 MONTHS AGO NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 10 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Clegg finally calls for reform of hated Bedroom Tax But victim with illness confronted him nearly year ago Used small ‘spare’ bedroom to store oxygen concentrators Just watch him trying to weasel his way out of it on the detail by asking...