Britain’s top civil servant has “reminded” Downing Street staff about security procedures after David Cameron’s director of communications was caught sneaking the Tories’ £500,000 election adviser Lynton Crosby into the back entrance of Number 10, Scrapbook can reveal. The letter from Sir Jeremy Heywood to Labour MP Sheila Gilmore will be seen as a censure for Craig Oliver, […]

Scrapbook notes this characteristically loaded question from Lord Ashcroft with interest: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the BBC regarding the neutrality of its news coverage.[HL93] Lord Gardiner of Kimble: There have been no representations or recent discussions with the BBC concerning the neutrality of its news output. The BBC […]

Senior political journalists have been told that 10 Downing Street will not stand in the way should they look to unseat one of Michael Gove’s top team. Special adviser Dominic Cummings has become a lightning rod for controversy — his latest dalliance with negative headlines came this week after emails emerged in which he suggested a journalist […]