Who says MPs are out of touch, eh? Here’s a graph comparing results from two surveys: the proportion of MPs who think they are trusted by their constituents — versus the proportion of the general public who trust their MP to represent them in parliament: Well at least the mistrust is mutual. Nick Clegg’s so-called ‘Recall […]

A Tory MP was so scared by the prospect of coming face-to-face with his own constituents that he called the police to attend a petition handover by a small group — including an 81 year-old pensioner. No more than a dozen Croydon South residents wanted to hand over signatures against the Lobbying Bill collected by 38 […]

As Scrapbook suggested this afternoon, the Conservative candidate in Eastleigh has once again been the only candidate from a mainstream party not to show up for a hustings. This time it’s the 38 Degrees one. As with Radio 5 last week, Maria Hutchings has been “empty chaired”. A placard with her face on it has been placed […]

The latest edition of the New Statesman lists Political Scrapbook amongst “the online activists who have the coalition on the run“. Alongside 38 Degrees, Change.org and Avazz, the feature highlights our role in the viral campaigns against News Of The World and the government’s Workfare schemes. Chief political commentator Rafael Behr quotes one MP as remarking “you start to shit yourself” […]

With no broken glass or fire extinguishers in sight, it seems even peaceful protest is frowned on these days! Charity campaigners were removed from the car park of an out of town shopping centre, heavies bundled innocent librarians into the street in Shepherds Bush and a law firm asked poverty campaigners to move a table […]