The political future of DWP minister Lord Freud hangs in the balance this afternoon — after Labour ambushed the Tories with a recording in which he suggests that disabled people are “not worth the full [minimum] wage”. The details were released just before PMQs — with Miliband duly challenging David Cameron to sack the millionaire minister. […]

1,474 shares, 1,612 likes and 773 tweets later, suffice it to say that Scrapbook’s article on David Cameron’s conference references to his disabled son hit something of a nerve last week. Having been fiercely attacked for tweeting the piece, Alex Salmond’s top aide in the Scottish Parliament even issued a statement defending it as “a robust and well argued piece […]

One of the most remarked elements of Cameron’s conference keynote was the ‘angry’ section, in which he invoked the experience of NHS care for his disabled son, who tragically died in February 2009. Attacking what he called “complete and utter lies” promulgated at Labour conference last week, the PM jutted his jaw and grimaced: “I just think: HOW […]

The media have made much of the existential threat presented to David Cameron’s career in the event that the ‘No’ campaign lose the referendum. But before the polls tightened dramatically it was Salmond who getting asked about quitting. He told reporters in September: “No. We will continue to serve out the mandate we have been […]

David Cameron has displayed either skilful brinkmanship or a way with weasel words, depending on your point of view, in evading the question of the government’s interaction with tobacco-lobbyist-cum-Tory-spinmeister Lynton Crosby on plain cigarette packs. The revelation, in this weekend’s Observer, that Crosby had lobbied Lord Marland by email on 1 November 2012 has had critics […]

As unionist panic sets in (a second poll has shown the Scottish referendum campaigns neck-and-neck) serious attention is now being given to the personal consequences of a yes vote for those in Westminster and Holyrood. Along with more obvious candidates for defenestration — such as Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont — David Cameron himself is thought to be “in serious trouble” […]