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Louise Mensch: Jewish father of political Zionism is ant-semitic NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 14 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Scrapbook is confident Theodor Herzl didn’t have a Twitter account. If he had, however, he would definitely get blocked by Louise Mensch: @DanBerlinka Louise Mensch is a bit confused about Zionism… pic.twitter.com/lsaJH1FiX5 — Andr...
In full: the criticism deleted from Lynton Crosby’s Wikipedia page NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
With Channel 4 News revealing that staff of controversial spin doctor Lynton Crosby had deleted criticism from his Wikipedia page, it’s worth having a look at exactly what: On 9 December 2012 references to Crosby’s dog-whistling tact...
44 teenage girls and 1 teenage boy: it’s Sexy A-levels (2014 edition) NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
With A-level grades dropping for the first time in over 30 years, the mainstream media seem to have missed an even bigger story: the almost complete absence of male entrants for the qualifications. The creators of the (now retired) Sexy A-L...
Tory in row over ‘behead Miliband, overdose for Thornberry’ comments NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Tory councillor ‘liked’ Facebook status calling hoping for “very long and painful” beheading of Ed Miliband Responded “LOL … utter scum” to suggestion Emily Thornberry MP “deserved a lethal dose of her...
UKIP: Commemorate anniversary of last hanging (by bringing it back) NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
From a UKIP press release: “The death penalty should be re-introduced for some offenders, says one of UKIPs newest Euro-MPs, on the 50th anniversary of Britain’s last execution.” Challenged over potential miscarriages of justice, Lo...
“Terrified” transgender woman hounded by unnamed newspapers NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Lo and behold, it turns out that transgender former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney was threatened with exposure by an unnamed newspaper in February. After getting the lawyers in, another paper started doorstepping her whole family: “Six weeks a...
Godfrey Bloom finance firm ‘gave dodgy advice to pensioner’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
A firm of financial advisers owned by controversial former UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom has been slammed with yet another censure from regulators — just weeks after it was landed with a £2.1 million redress bill for bad advice to clients. TBO I...
BNP councillor on racially aggravated public order charge NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
The BNP doesn’t have many councillors left after its mid-noughties surge but those that have managed to cling on – usually on parish and town councils – are a charming bunch. Foremost among them is Dawn Char...
Corrupt ex-minister Neil Hamilton ‘a dead cert’ for UKIP selection NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Brown envelope-loving Neil Hamilton reckons he’s a “dead cert to be selected” for one of UKIP’s top Westminster targets, a senior UKIP official has told Michael Crick. The corrupt ex-MP has been eyeing up&n...
Mike Hancock’s office: ‘we have no idea where he is’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
With the disgraced Portsmouth MP Mike Hancock reportedly taking on parliamentary work again, his office have made the extraordinary claim that they don’t know where he is. Hancock had resumed portions of his duties three weeks ago despite...
Which African companies has new Africa minister invested in? NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds has quit the government (just four weeks after the reshuffle) having suddenly decided he wants to stand down as an MP. The Africa brief fits his replacement James Duddridge — a former banker...
Tory councillor suspected of ‘pretending to be a barrister’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
A Tory councillor could be facing prosecution for falsely claiming to be a barrister. Contrary to claims on her register of interests and numerous websites, Guildford councillor Monika Juneja had not been ‘called to the bar’ —...
The Sun axe transphobic front page NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Front page comparing transsexual to pantomime dame pulled Former boxing promoter attempted to commit suicide Echoes of U-turn over ‘Bonkers Bruno’ splash The Sun have quietly dropped a front page headline comparing a transsexual woma...
Scrapbook’s Top Five: our most popular stories this week NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 1 Hour, 21 Minutes ago
The week’s most clicked … WWI memorial: did DCMS stitch up Miliband and Clegg over wreath messages? Tory adviser played host to world’s most notorious Holocaust denier ‘Israel free zone’ George Galloway with arms round...
Nigel Farage goes for Thanet as election plan leaks to FT NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The FT’s Jim Pickard has ruined any prospect of a Boris-style managed announcement of Nigel Farage’s Westminster intentions. Breaking: Farage definitely on the list for South Thanet http://t.co/4L7Vy5q3QF — Jim Pickard (@Pickar...
UKIP councillor: ‘airport-style security to protect me from public’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
A UKIP councillor has demanded that airport-style security be installed at Bristol City Hall to protect him from “disruptive” members of the general public. In a letter to the Lord Mayor and party group leaders Cllr Michael Frost has...
Lib Dem peer sings in cringeworthy advert for hotel chain NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
With new working peers announced, perhaps it’s time to reprise the musical turn of former councillor Paul Scriven (now Baron Scriven to you), in which he sings Lou Reed’s Perfect Day while wandering around with his shirt ha...
Tory leaflet in ultra-marginal fails to mention Tories once NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 23 Minutes ago
Evidence reaches Scrapbook of the lengths some Tories are going to to avoid mentioning their party. Southampton Itchen candidate Royston Smith (who is honestly a person and not a brand of crisps) finds space to say he’s from the city...
A British job for a German worker: processing conference applications NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Scrapbook hears that those of a Kipper persuasion wishing to attend UKIP’s September conference at Doncaster Racecourse – selected for its proximity to Ed Miliband’s constituency rather than a ready supply of two...
Lynton Crosby ignore ‘f**king Muslims’ strategy reaches Number 10 NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
A side-note on Sayeeda Warsi’s resignation has been Tory jitters over the electoral impact of their weak Gaza stance. The Times (£) quotes an anonymous minister: “Cameron has just blown us the election” This will los...