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Scrapbook’s Top Five: our most popular stories this week NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 15 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Our most clicked stuff of the week: VIDEO: Kay Burley calls ‘Yes’ campaigner “a nob” live on Sky News Sources claim Scots’ devo max isn’t happening — despite the promises PICTURED: Why is Alex Salmond feeding...
‘Referendum truthers’ demand investigation into “rigged” ballot NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 10 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Despite Alex Salmond calling for ‘Yes’ supporters to accept the verdict, someone has used the 38 Degrees platform to start a petition calling for an investigation into the “rigged” ballot. It already has over 21,000 signatures...
BBC sources: Devo Max isn’t happening NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Days, 17 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Here’s a round up of how the main parties’ pledge of increased powers was framed as ‘devo max’ in the media, starting with the paper on whose front page ‘the vow’ was made: “all three UK party leaders now com...
Meanwhile … a blatant attempt to bury bad news NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 1 Hour, 14 Minutes ago
Mike Hancock — the MP who spent years denying that he sexually harassed a vulnerable constituent before admitting an “inappropriate” friendship with her — has quit the Liberal Democrats. The news breaks in an Andy McSmith diar...
Tory MP claims colleagues were “hosed down in the street” as kids NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 6 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
MP David Amess has been casting around to find enough working class Tory colleagues to put in a booklet — so ha can pretend that there isn’t a diversity problem on the government benches. Speaking to the Daily Politics of the one in...
UKIP ex-leader in Scotland called the Scots “subsidy junkies” NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 6 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Having played a part in most domestic political developments over the last 12-months, Nigel Farage has struggled to be heard over the referendum din in the past couple of weeks. Salmond has fuelled such vitriol amongst Yes campaigners that we ar...
#IndyRef gets the Taiwanese animation treatment NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 10 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Very funny, but Scrapbook doesn’t make much of their Alex Salmond …  … who looks more like Gordon Brown.
Carswell promised “mass exodus” of Clacton Tories … gets just six NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 12 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Douglas Carswell quit for UKIP on the last Thursday in August. From the local paper splash exactly a week later the local Tory association looked to be collapsing: UKIP claims there has been a “mass exodus” of Tory party activists to it f...
Deathmatch: Salmond also facing the chop if he loses #IndyRef NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 13 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
The media have made much of the existential threat presented to David Cameron’s career in the event that the ‘No’ campaign lose the referendum. But before the polls tightened dramatically it was Salmond who getting asked about quitt...
DWP are 986,740 behind their original Universal Credit target NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 8 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Suffice it to say that DWP are cock-a-hoop with the latest employment stats — turning the @dwppressoffice Twitter into a blizzard of pre-prepared infographics. But there was another set of figures released today which they seem l...
Kay Burley calls Yes campaigner “a knob” live on Sky News NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 12 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
This one won’t help ‘English meeja’/Scots nationalist relations — especially after Sky News owner Murdoch bottled a ‘Yes’ endorsement in the Scottish Sun. Broadcasting from Scotland, Kay Burley had&n...
Boris refuses to rule out Tory leadership bid while Mayor NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 14 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
On quitting as an Oxfordshire MP in 2008, Boris Johnson made clear that the job of London mayor was “too big” to combine with a second political role: It will be a huge wrench for me to leave Henley … but I do so, of course, b...
How academy school bosses trousered £1000s in dodgy payments NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 15 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
We were promised us an academy revolution, in which schools would be freed from local authority oversight, ahem sorry, oppression. A new report from the Education Select Committee lets us know how that’s going: “In the course of...
Chaotic scenes as Miliband harangued by ‘Yes’ campaigners NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 6 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Elements of the #IndyRef Yes campaign seem to be operating some form of blitzkrieg against visiting English politicians. With Ed Miliband supposed to be doing a walkabout/stump speech in an Edinburgh shopping centre, LabourList editor...
Lib Dems: councils ‘punished residents’ on purpose with Bed Tax NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 7 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
You’ll need to brace yourself for the latest Lib Dem wheeze as they attempt to back away from the Bedroom Tax in time for May 2015. Are you ready? In a page posted to their national party website earlier, Labour councils are accu...
Police commissioner linked to Rotherham scandal resigns (finally) NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 14 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Shaun Wright, the police and crime commissioner linked to a child abuse scandal through his previous role as executive member for children services on Rotherham Council, has finally resigned. The final straw looks to have been a vote of no confi...
Bedroom Tax: forced move ‘hastened death’ of disabled cancer patient NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
The death of a disabled cancer patient was hastened after the Bedroom Tax forced her to move, her family have claimed. 52 year-old Janet Mandeville, who died last month, could not afford the extra £12 per week needed to stay...
Why is Alex Salmond feeding an ice lolly to this young woman? NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 7 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Whatever the result of Thursday’s referendum, Alex Salmond will continue to rule the political roost in Scotland. But is could have been so different. This was apparently his idea of campaigning back in 1999: Why on earth is there a photo...
Boris shirks constituency move … but may still have home in old seat NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 10 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
As if there was ever any doubt, Guido (£) has established that Boris Johnson is rather more keen on getting into the Commons via Uxbridge and South Ruislip than he is on actually living there: Asked by Guido after the meeting whether...
Tommy Robinson deletes his 9/11 themed workout plan from Twitter NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 11 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
It would have to be Tommy Robinson. Only the ex-EDL knuckle-dragger could be such a goon as to tweet a ‘work out of the day’ based on the numerology of the September 11 attacks: “23 press ups — for the 23 people...