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Tory MP accused of leaving ‘don’t talk about food banks’ note at conference NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
An image is circulating on Twitter which purports to be a handwritten note to a Tory MP — a reminder to not to “talk about food banks”: Hi @JeremyLefroyMP, think our papers may have got mixed up at the Faith Action conference &ndash...
Taxi for Mellor: drivers’ groups now calling for public apology NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
One of the worst sections of former Tory minister David Mellor’s class war rant (£) against his “little fucking stupid shit” of a cabbie was in which he threatened to use his LBC radio show to shame the driver i...
Tory MP decides to get his sports car washed during NHS vote NEW
Political Scrapbook 9 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Proposed by Labour backbencher Clive Efford, the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill would roll back privatisation by repealing key aspects of the Tories’ flagship Health and Social Care Act 2012. Unfortunately it stands no...
Defection manoeuvres? UKIP candidate reshuffle creates vacancy in target seat NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 2 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
With speculation rife about further defections, UKIP have quietly moved a selected candidate in the East Midlands — creating a vacancy in one of their target seats. Sherwood (majority 214) is not only the 15th most marginal constituency&nb...
Snobby Sun editor: readers’ houses so dirty ‘you wipe feet on way out’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 2 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Last Tuesday’s court evidence revealing a Sun journalist referring to his own readers as plebs didn’t stop the red top splashing on Emily Thornberry’s supposed snobbery later in the week: 'Only Here For The Sneers'; why La...
Who wants to work for Osborne? Chancellor’s mystery job advert NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 4 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The destination for parliamentary bag carriers hunting their next assignment, visitors to the W4MP website were left scratching their heads at the mysterious advert from a “senior Conservative Frontbench MP” posted earlier today. Wit...
Nick Clegg: I damaged people’s faith in the system NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 8 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Great line from Nick Clegg in his monthly press conference … It damages people’s faith in the system when parties make promises that are unachieveable says @nick_clegg on Tories immigration target. — Lib Dem Press Office (@Lib...
Did the Lib Dems attempt a new cover up over “serious child protection concerns”? NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Day, 14 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
A senior Liberal Democrat councillor is currently fighting for his political survival — challenging claims that he is a “serious and enduring threat to children”. Cllr Alex Folkes was forced from his cabinet role with ...
Scrapbook’s Top Five: our most popular posts this week NEW
Political Scrapbook 3 Days, 7 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The most clicked … Boris loses it when challenged over his 90% youth cuts Myleene Klass won’t pay mansion tax (she rents for £8,000-a-month instead) Leaked BNP member list: the houses that now have UKIP posters up Tommy Robins...
Lobbying Act: corporate spinners now told compliance is optional NEW
Political Scrapbook 4 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The credibility of the government’s lobbying register has been dealt yet another blow, with the woman appointed to run the transparency initiative telling a private meeting with consultants that she has no powers to force them to...
Secretive Tory fundraiser and the ‘tax avoidance’ network NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 3 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
One of the Conservative Party’s top fundraiser can be linked to a group of controversial tax schemes which have seen some investors — such as footballer Michael Owen — forced to repay millions of pounds...
Boris completely loses it when confronted over his 90% youth cuts NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 11 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Confronted with a leaked City Hall paper revealing his plans for swingeing cuts to spending on education and youth groups, the reaction of Boris Johnson to Assembly member Andrew Dismore is nothing short of extraordinary: Dismore: Will you...
Quote of the day: ex-adviser slams “chaos” of “useless” Number 10 NEW
Political Scrapbook 5 Days, 13 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
As the former enfant terrible of government advisers — and no less of an embarrassment to the Tories having left the employ of Michael Gove — Dominic Cummings was destined to give good quote in his speech (VIDEO) to wonkers IPPR...
Mosque invaders: “Good luck UKIP and Mark Reckless tomorrow” NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes ago
Just hours after Political Scrapbook published photos of UKIP posters in the windows of properties on a leaked BNP members list comes this, courtesy of Britain First (now with a scary 580,000 followers on Facebook): “Our aim in t...
Delusional Prince Charles thinks he has “public mandate” for secret lobbying NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes ago
Prince Charles plans to continue his secret lobbying of government when king — with his courtiers briefing the Guardian on his delusional belief to have “a public mandate … to relay public opinion to those in power&r...
Tories’ latest Euro rebels revealed: includes suspected UKIP defectors NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 1 Hour, 37 Minutes ago
Theresa May sent a voter ID survey to the Conservatives’ email list his afternoon: “With less than six months until the election, it’s vital we know your views about our country and the issues that matter most to your family. But th...
Leaked BNP member list: far-right now backing UKIP in by-elections NEW
Political Scrapbook 6 Days, 5 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
With UKIP defector Mark Reckless’ comments on forced repatriation, it is perhaps less surprising that he has already received a public endorsement from the leader of the country’s fastest growing far-right movement, Britain...
Desperate Dan: Lib Dem panic sets in over Alexander threat from SNP NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Panic — and apparent confusion — looks to be setting into Lib Dem ranks over the prospect of Danny Alexander losing his Highlands seat to the SNP next year. Having carried George Osborne’s bags for nearly five years, a sen...
UKIP by-election endorsement from fruitcake ‘paranormal investigator’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 3 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The best political literature is packed with endorsements from the candidate’s friends pillars of the local community, and UKIP’s material for the final week of the Rochester and Strood by-election is no different. Mark Reckless&rsqu...
Plebgate: Sun journalist referred to own readers as “plebs” NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 5 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
What you won’t be reading in tomorrow’s Currant Bun: Peter Jukes tweets what some Sun journalists apparently think of their readers, as exposed in evidence in the trial of former Murdoch staff over alleged co...