As the former enfant terrible of government advisers — and no less of an embarrassment to the Tories having left the employ of Michael Gove — Dominic Cummings was destined to give good quote in his speech (VIDEO) to wonkers IPPR yesterday afternoon: “[Number 10] operate in a bubble in which it is at most 10 days […]

With under a week to go until polling day in Rochester and Strood, the Tories are ramping up their attacks on UKIP defector Mark Reckless. Not only does their latest leaflet (above) recall the most notorious campaign literature in British by-election history — but attacks him for having the CV of a not untypical Tory MP: Born […]

Having told their MPs they ‘could go off to supper’ until a vote at 10pm, a wrong-footed Tory whipping operation was then forced to drag them all back in again this evening to avoid a defeat by rebels on the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). The MPs recalled included David Cameron — who was dressed in white […]

West Yorkshire Police have claimed that ‘a jogger’ was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” after a running man collided with the David Cameron and his security detail after a meeting in Leeds today. With reports breaking online (but no video footage) West Yorkshire Police — who presumably had some responsibility for the […]

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 […]