Scrapbook reported in January on the complete absence of Nick Clegg in one particular leaflet going out in his own constituency — and it seems his Lib Dem colleagues aren’t enthused either. With the crowd-sourced website ElectionLeaflets.org re-launched for the short campaign, a trawl of new Lib Dem leaflets conducted by the site’s operators failed to uncover a single […]

With supporters of Nick Clegg saying loudly that a damaging poll in his constituency does not take into account past voting intention, a re-weighting of the Survation/Unite survey data by Scrapbook suggests he is still trailing Labour by three points. Challenged on his LBC show the Lib Dem leader blustered: “This poll is such utter, utter bilge The 10-point lead for Labour briefed to […]

A Liberal Democrat general electio leaflet being distributed in Nick Clegg’s constituency doesn’t mention the deputy prime minister once — despite being printed in his own office. Having spent five years in coalition with the Conservative Party, Clegg’s team have the brass neck to try and attack Labour over proposed cuts: A party which will adopt Tory policies […]

Political Scrapbook can lift the lid on Vince Cable’s links to a 2014 plot to overthrow Nick Clegg — dubbed the most “ham-fisted attempt at a coup since Mark Thatcher”. The business secretary used a series of bizarre excuses and sent misleading information to the standards tsar while attempting to shirk responsibility for his failure to declare a […]

Vince Cable and a parliamentary aide have been ordered to apologise by the Standards Commissioner — after Political Scrapbook wrote to the watchdog highlighting their failure to declare a whopping £12,000 in private polling conducted in their constituencies by a rich friend. The polling in Twickenham and the Wells constituency of Cable’s PPS Tessa Munt formed the cornerstone of […]

Though the move has been expected since October, Nick Clegg is due to officially sack Vince Cable as the Lib Dems’ economy spokesman tomorrow. Writing for the Speccie, ex-Lib Dem hack Charlotte Henry notes that Cable’s demotion at the expense of a leadership rival (Danny Alexander) could indicate that ‘Saint Vince’ is a political gonner: “That team Clegg feel confident enough […]

Great line from Nick Clegg in his monthly press conference … It damages people’s faith in the system when parties make promises that are unachieveable says @nick_clegg on Tories immigration target. — Lib Dem Press Office (@LibDemPress) November 24, 2014 … if he wasn’t, errr … … the bloke who famously apologised for making a promise he […]

Those who can’t wait to see Nick Clegg booted out of his (Whitehall) office next May could be getting an early sneak preview — but only if a Sheffield planning application gets the go ahead. Proposals for the “Demolition of existing buildings and erection of building to form 4 self contained apartments” at the site […]