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Fake Lib Dem councillor sends cybernats into overdrive NEW
Political Scrapbook 16 Hours, 11 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 Day, 22 Hours, 3 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 2 Days, 29 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 2 Days, 4 Hours, 39 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 2 Days, 19 Hours, 33 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 2 Days, 22 Hours, 37 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 3 Days, 15 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 3 Days, 2 Hours, 27 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 5 Days, 22 Hours, 38 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 6 Days, 36 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 1 Week, 24 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 1 Week, 2 Hours, 13 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 1 Week, 2 Hours, 55 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...
EU nominee to dump shares after Scrapbook highlights lobbying links NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 13 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
David Cameron’s nominee for the European Commission has been forced to announce the sale of his £375,000 shares in a lobbying group — just hours after Scrapbook highlighted a serious conflict of interest. NEW → C...
Cameron’s commission candidate owns shares in EU lobbying firms NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 23 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
In what could be the Tories’ second high profile appointments cock-up this week, it turns out that David Cameron’s nominee for the UK’s next European commissioner owns shares in multiple EU lobbying firms. B...
DWP caught burying bad news while media distracted by reshuffle NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The secretary of state’s optimism — not to mention utter lack of self awareness — has certainly caught on in DWP: @paullewismoney Reshuffle hasn't distracted DWP from day-to-day work: reducing poverty & improving social justice.
Lib Dem propaganda ‘printed using House of Lords photocopier’ NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Minutes ago
A parliamentarian faces embarrassing questions over material left in a communal photocopier. And it isn’t Diane Abbot for a change. Multiple copies of a party political letter to voters were left lying in the out-tray of a copier...
Iain Duncan Smith: the minister who is too crap to sack! NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Collective head scratching at how Iain Duncan Smith has managed to keep his job at DWP. Two theories are doing the rounds. First: his special adviser doing a Dom Jolly on a train back from a ministerial visit, telling the whole carriage that he&rsquo...
Reshuffle rumours: Tory think tank claim Owen Paterson culled NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Do the Conservative establishment Bow Group know something that the press doesn’t? The Tories’ oldest think tank have published a research paper predicated on the fact the DEFRA secretary’s demise: “In the forthcoming Cab...
CCHQ fingerprints on selection to replace Nazi shame MP NEW
Political Scrapbook 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
The influence of Tory HQ can be felt on the selection to replace disgraced Nazi uniform enthusiast Aidan Burley MP — with the Conservatives picking an ally of Grant Shapps’ parliamentary bag carrier as their new candid...