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 […]

Exactly one year ago yesterday, staff in Conservative HQ used an official Twitter account to mock suggestions that the UK had not turned the corner on unemployment. With new stats showing joblessness at a 17 year high, youth unemployment breaking the million barrier and the dole queue growing by 129,000 in the last quarter, to […]

The Labour Party has inflicted some some pretty impressive wounds on itself over the last three years but it is clear now that these are eclipsed by the Ashcroft saga. If Scrapbook was a Conservative activist he would be spitting feathers and it seems one of their number finally lost patience this week, causing a […]