Iain Duncan Smith’s top special adviser has been awarded a peerage — on the same day that the DWP finally admitted that thousands of people have died shortly after being declared ‘fit for work’.
So David Cameron has awarded moat-cleaning-on-the-taxpayer Tory Douglas Hogg a peerage.
Britain’s oldest man, a ‘Mr Bum Fluff’, is set to vote in the Labour leadership election — if the party’s membership data is to be trusted.
- Ex-Home Office minister denies using Ashley Madison website
- Account was registered from Parliament during late sitting
- Mother’s maiden name ‘matches answer to security question’
- Login name is surname of female shadow minister
Personal information linked to Tory MP Damian Green is present in the leaked Ashley Madison database, Political Scrapbook can exclusively reveal.
Scrapbook has crunched the public sector numbers from the extra-marital philandering website Ashley Madison.
An enraged Tory police commissioner grabbed a video camera at a public event — after being challenged over his broken promise to attend regular meetings with local residents.
DWP has been forced to withdraw a leaflet on benefit sanctions after comments from supposed claimants were revealed to be, errrr, made up and stuff.
Way back in 2002, Theresa May was doing a very good impersonation of someone who cares about civil liberties:
"We want to encourage ... neighbourhood policing, giving people back power and stopping this constant centralisation which this government has brought in."
And even as recently as 2010, May was still keeping up the pretence by earnestly telling everyone this:
"This government is taking (steps) to reduce the control of the state over decent, law-abiding people and hand power back to them."
Of course May – like any good Tory – is a good old-fashioned authoritarian at heart and now she’s got her hands on the reins of power, the pretence that she gives a flying f*ck about civil liberties has pretty much gone out of the proverbial window.
Here’s what Theresa’s been doing since she became Home Secretary to “reduce the control of the state” and “hand power back” to us:
And if we’re going to be hearing an explanation from the Home Secretary for her complete about-face on civil liberties, it would also be nice if May could explain why documents relating to VIP sex crimes are being kept secret from the public until 2056:
But I won’t be holding my breath.
NEXT WEEK: Michael Fallon
Writing for ConservativeHome, Grant Shapps’ former top advisor seems keen for his old boss to take credit for the parts of the election campaign which worked, but strangely not for a new IT system which went into meltdown on polling day — leaving Tory activists across the country unable to print vital ‘get out the vote’ data.