The Office for Budget Responsibility have taken the unprecedented step of slapping down Tory HQ spinners on Twitter: Please note that the OBR did not make the quote attributed to us here by @CCHQPress — OBR (@OBR_UK) September 11, 2014 Apparently they can’t tell the difference between an actual quote and copy from the Daily Mail. UPDATE: […]

David Cameron was spotted feasting on poultry last night, in a humble branch of Nando’s. In a risky move which threatened to repeat George Osborne’s ‘burgergate’ mishap – not to mention hurling him face first into the halal meat labelling debate – the prime minister was snapped by diners at a Bristol branch of the […]

Judge rules there would be no chilling effect in releasing Universal Credit reports FOI tribunal refuses Iain Duncan Smith leave to appeal against the court’s decision DWP continues to pour thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money into failing legal attempt to keep files secret A judge has smashed Iain Duncan Smith’s attempt to keep potentially damning […]

David Cameron spent £430,000 of taxpayers’ cash sending out more than a million party propaganda letters touting Tory policy. The Electoral Commission is demanding an explanation after tax money was used to pay for the letters, sent out to businesses “encouraging them to check” if they qualified for a £2000 National Insurance cut – a Tory policy. […]

David Cameron’s staff called the police on a group of priests, including the Bishop of Oxford, who were trying to deliver a letter about food poverty to his constituency office. Cameron may be all about the God these days, but that apparently doesn’t extend to discussing the pressing issues of poverty with church leaders. Reverend Keith […]

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.” The […]

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

 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 A Tory MP […]