Corby MP turned NYC resident and Sun on Sunday columnist Louise Mensch is threatening to sue for libel over a tweet by journalist Peter Jukes, phone hacking trial journalist and author of The Fall of the House of Murdoch. Jukes’ remark on Twitter — which Scrapbook shall not be repeating — referenced both Mensch’s role as an MP on the Media Select […]

With 36 year-old Tory Chris Kelly quitting parliament after just one term, a parliamentary counterpart has observed he is among nine 2010 intake MPs to jump. While Kelly has declined to offer a reason — a lack of advancement in the Commons and a considerable salary boost on offer at his dad’s truck company, for which he was moonlighting while […]

Guess who’s gone off half-cocked again? On this occasion, Louise Mensch accuses a former MP of being “a disgrace to Labour”, which certainly came as a surprise to Matthew Banks — the former Conservative member for Southport. Absolutely classic Mensch.

Announcing she is to become a US citizen, constituency-abandoning Louise Mensch has left the door open to running for political office in America: “You never rule anything out. But I’ve got no plans whatsoever in that direction.”  “It’s five years to citizenship. Goodness knows what, if anything, I will be doing by then.” Her refusal to say […]