The Tories’ so-called ‘Minister for the Northern Powerhouse’ has been forced to defend himself after Scrapbook and others accused him of being ineffectual — and effectively going into hiding after the Tories ditched election promises on rail improvements in the North.
With the financial interests of new MPs published for the first time, the supposed ‘investment group’ founded by Tory Alan Mak is revealed to have ceased trading after little more than a year — dealing yet another blow to the credibility of the party’s answer to Walter Mitty.
With the Tories continuing to sabre rattle over the future of the BBC, David Cameron seemingly couldn’t resist handing out some free editorial advice when discussing international security on the Today programme earlier:
So it turns out the Tories’ manifesto promises on the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ weren’t worth the paper they were written on — with promised rail electrification projects being, errr, ‘paused’ in a move dubbed the #NorthernPowerCut on Twitter. Here was the offer to northern voters:
Back in January, Vince Cable was forced to apologise after Scrapbook provided the parliamentary standards watchdog with evidence that the then cabinet minister had failed to declare a donation of £6,000 in private polling commissioned during a botched coup against Nick Clegg.
Parliamentary officials attempted to censor the media from reporting on a protest by disability activists — banning them from filming it or even speaking into their microphones.
Please spare Scrapbook the hand wringing over the Scottish government’s plan to hold onto £2.2 million of Crown Estate profits which would otherwise go to the Queen under the Sovereign Grant — it’s gone up by £9 million in just three years:
He may not have known what LOL stood for — but the prime minister certainly knew the message he was delivering to Angus Robertson this afternoon: What a statesman!
The most awkward Boris moment ever at the State of London Debate earlier this evening:
A Tory councillor could be facing a massive bill for replacement dentures — after being accused of striking an elderly UKIP candidate in the face. Cllr Penny Jackman was arrested on suspicion of the assault of 75 year-old Mike Beggs but not charged — so her ‘victim’ is pursuing a civil case after claiming damage to his […]