Category Archives: Conservative Party

Esther McVey tweets political attack during Hillsborough service

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From a strong field, the political gaffe of the day award goes to Merseyside MP Esther McVey, for posting a political attack tweet during the Hillsborough 25th anniversary service.

In the as yet un-deleted tweet, the employment minister tweeted a link to a press release on her website entitled “Wirral Labour can’t be trusted.”

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The ill-timed message coincided almost exactly with Andy Burnham’s moving speech at the service, held at Anfield.

It took Radio 5Live’s Nicky Campbell to point out the incredibly poor timing of the tweet for an MP from Merseyside.

Scrapbook assumes a grovelling apology is to follow shortly.

Vile Facebook messages of ‘social cleansing’ Tory Councillor

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A Tory councillor made sick jokes about domestic violence, complained about lesbians, the disabled and black people getting an easy ride, and labelled benefit claimants “scum” on Facebook, Political Scrapbook can reveal.

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The posts, made by Cllr Tom Davey of Tory-run Barnet Council, were revealed just days after he was caught advocating ‘social cleansing’ in a shocking video.

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In Davey’s status updates, which he made during his time at LSE in 2008, he moaned that his jobhunting might be easier if he were a “black female wheelchair bound amputee who is sexually attracted to other women.”

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In another post, he joked he was “more excited than Harold Shipman in a nursing home.”

Speaking to Scrapbook, Davey said the sick joke was “probably misjudgement in hindsight” – but that despite being open to tens of thousands of people in the LSE Facebook network, it was a private joke between friends.

He admitted:

“I have a very dry sense of humour”

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Defending perhaps the most disgusting post, in which he says he is “smacking his bitch up…that’ll teach her for ironing loudly whilst the football is on” – Davey said he was being “ironic.”

“I don’t like football and my wife doesn’t do the ironing. If you think it’s a joke about domestic violence, fine.”

Brazenly unapologetic, Davey said it was entirely appropriate to make joke about mass murderers and domestic violence in an essentially public forum.

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with any of those things in that context.”

Given his recent outburst in a public meeting, it seems context doesn’t matter an awful lot to Mr Davey

Leslie tabled Severn questions after £17k donation from port magnate

  •  Major Tory donor opposed to Severn Barrage project gave £17000 to Bristol MP Charlotte Leslie’s local party
  • Leslie failed to declare an interest when questioning Ed Davey and Vince Cable on the project’s research funding
  • She finally apologised this week – seven months after she belatedly added the donation to the register

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A Tory MP tabled three parliamentary questions on the Severn Barrage, failing to declare a £17000 donation from a port magnate opposed to the project.

While Bristol MP Charlotte Leslie apologised to the House on Tuesday for failing to properly declare donations, the link to the Severn Barrage has only been picked up by local media.

Although she knew about the error in August, and updated the register – she says it took until Tuesday for her to work out there was a bigger problem.

What nobody but the local papers seem to have picked up is that since 2009 she’s been fed £17000 by a major Tory donor called David Ord.

David Ord is joint owner of Bristol Port, who are vehemently against the proposed Severn Barrage Project.

Since being elected in 2010, Leslie has asked two written questions of Ed Davey on the feasibility and funding of the Barrage, and one of Vince Cable – all without declaring her 17 grand interest in the project’s principle detractor.

On top of that, she admitted to her local Tory party pocketing £2500 from one Theodore Agnew – whom she questioned when he appeared at the Education Select Committee.

Leslie, who has a staff who one would thought have an understanding of prejudicial interests, blamed the oversight on her dyslexia. Which could in part explain why the national press have largely left her alone.

But several questions remain unanswered:

  • How did it take a professional politician with a professional staff seven months to work out she’d failed to declare an interest on a £17000 donation? 
  • Did it really need a local paper to point it out to her before she realised?
  • Has Leslie ever had discussions with David Ord or his company?
  • Why isn’t this being investigated in terms of “cash for questions?”

Scrapbook have approached Leslie with these questions, but she hasn’t as yet replied.

Tory MP Aidan Burley to quit over Nazi stag do shame

  • Scrapbook set legal process in train by tipping of SOS Racisme
  • We were first to expose his inconsistent story in January 2012
  • Burley complained to a pal: “They know everything about me”

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Nazi party organiser and Tory MP for Cannock Chase, Aidan Burley is to step down at the next election.

His statement in full:

“It was a wonderful surprise to win the seat of Cannock Chase in May 2010 with the biggest swing in the country and it has been a huge privilege to represent the people of Cannock Chase in Parliament over the past four years. I am grateful to all those who voted for me and supported our campaign which led to our famous victory, winning a seat which had been held by Labour for 18 years. In particular I would like to thank my Agent Ian Collard, without whom none of this would have been possible, and who has been my rock of support since being selected as the Conservative Candidate in July 2008.

I am proud to have been able to deliver many positive things for our area since our election success, including spearheading the campaign to save Cannock Chase Hospital from the administrators axe, running four local Jobs Fayres to help get people back into work, and securing £35 million to electrify the Chase Line. That is what really matters to local people in their day to day lives.

After a difficult time I have decided to announce I will stand down at the next general election. I will continue to work for the people of Cannock Chase until that election, and look forward to supporting my successor, as soon as he or she is selected, to ensure that Labour have no chance of re-taking this seat.”

The case ended up in a French court in December, two years after Scrapbook tipped off anti-racism campaigners SOS Racisme about the vile antics to which Burley was a party. Mark Fournier, who was fined €2,500 in the case, says the SS uniform he wore to his stag party was hired for him by Burley.

For Burley, the war is over. We’ll be raising a glass in celebration…probably not toasting the Third Reich, though.

Nadine Dorries agent provides home and business for mystery woman

  • Dorrries’ 68 year-old election agent provides home and business for mystery woman in mid-twenties
  • Ramona Ladin has ‘glamour model’ photo shoot pics on casual sex website
  • Ladin claims Dorries is ‘her best friend’ but MP has ‘no recollection’ of meeting her

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Top Bedfordshire Tory Andrew Rayment owns Nadine Dorries’ constituency home and is a director of the company used for the MPs’ media appearances — but he also provides accommodation and a business to a twenty-something Romanian woman who is advertising for casual sex online, the Sunday Mirror reports. The news is the latest twist connected with Nadine Dorries’ business arrangements, which saw her apologise to the House of Commons for failing to declare income from second jobs.

26-year-old Ramona Ladin recently gained an NVQ in hairdressing and is advertising for free work experience as a hairdresser. She says that she is working nights in a warehouse. But this summer, Andrew Rayment bought a £230,000 house in a Milton Keynes cul-de-sac which she is living in and set her up with a business — Hairflair MK Limited — as a co-director. Rents in the area are around £980 per month and she is currently driving an £18,000 BMW 1 Series.

Despite Ladin saying that Dorries was someone with “a good heart” and, indeed, her “best friend”, the Mid-Bedfordshire is claiming that she has “no recollection” of having met her:

“I do not believe that someone I have no recollection of having met has told you she is my best friend.

Under the username ‘sefovoastra’ — Romanian for ‘your boss’ – Ladin also has a profile (NSFW) on the adult website Fling.com where it is stated she is interested in “experimenting” and group sex.

Carry On Milton Keynes.

THE DORRIES/RAYMENT FILES

Cops raid Osborne’s dominatrix friend days before she publishes book

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Drugs police raided the home of Natalie Rowe, the dominatrix who was friends with George Osborne last week, just days after she announced she’s going to publish a revealing memoir.

She says she’s prepared to “name names” and the book will make new claims about her relationship with the Chancellor.

Rowe, who worked as a prostitute in the 1990s when she made George’s acquaintance, is also known as ‘Miss Whiplash.’ The book, which Rowe is due to self publish as an e-book, is expected to contain revelations about four top Tories. Osborne was a regular at parties she threw in her flat in the ’90s, but he has always denied the powder in the photo was any kind of narcotic.

She says 12 drug squad officers searched her home for two hours, but found nothing. According to the Sunday People, Rowe said:

“I’m not into conspiracy theories. I’d like to think the fact I’ve been unfairly targeted by the police has nothing to do with the fact my book is about to be published, which happens to be very embarrassing for the Chancellor. But it’s certainly made me wonder.

“There are serious questions I want answers to – WHY did one officer involved in the raid ask me whether I was about to publish my memoirs and WHY did a police inspector tell me I’d be opening a ‘whole can of worms’ if I complained?”

The plot thickens…

Tories and Unions united in slamming Royal Mail selloff

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The “significantly undervalued” sell-off of Royal Mail has brought unexpected harmony to all sides of the political spectrum – with the Tory Bow Group and the TUC unified in what a disaster it’s been. They’re even using the same analogies…

The BBC’s Norman Smith reported the Bow Group had attacked the sell off “at a fraction of its value.”

“You can sell £10 notes for £5 all day long and call it a success”

Meanwhile, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Privatising Royal Mail has become little different from selling five pound notes for four quid.”

Perhaps the first time in history a Conservative think tank has considered a privatisation to be even worse for the country than the TUC did.

Photoshambles: ‘Real people’ in Tory MP’s leaflet…are models from Spain

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Regular readers will remember a running theme in Tory party literature is the use of increasingly inappropriate stock images. There was the time Grant Shapps used a picture of a ‘hardworking family’ without checking who else had used it.

And then there was the government’s pledge of support for British motorists, which they chose to illustrate with a stock picture of a left hand drive car.

The Tories’ latest photoshambles is brought to you by James Wharton, MP for north eastern constituency Stockton South who is exceptionally keen for his constituents to know that he’s out there helping real people - boasting:

‘Everyone knows someone who’s been helped by James’

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With a claim like that, you’d expect Wharton to be able to find a couple of real people to appear in his leaflet pretty easily. After all, he and his office deal with ‘thousands of queries on behalf of local residents.’

But no, you guessed it. The beaming couple atop the honourable member’s leaflet are not from Stockton South. They’re probably not even a couple. No, they’re a pair of models from a Spanish stock photo website. Which for an MP so keen to bring forth a referendum on leaving the EU, is remarkably…international.

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The image is offered royalty free, so at least he didn’t waste any taxpayers’ money on his fake ‘real people.’

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