With councils already hammered by austerity cuts, the GMB have circulated data on 26 local authorities that are consulting on 20,794 job losses — merely a taster of what could be coming in the next parliament. Having overlaid it with details of the largest party in each area, however, Scrapbook can’t see much blue in […]
The day before the giant anti-cuts protest in London the media narrative has shifted to the potential for violent confrontation driven by a small minority. With this in mind, leaving paving slabs unattended on Whitehall is more than slightly naive. This can only heighten speculation around agent provocateur tactics. We all remember the riot van […]
Those who haven’t yet visited the new False Economy website will have missed this excellent video in support of their crowd-sourced anti cuts campaign. Great writing, high production values and eye catching kinetic typography make for compelling viewing: Directed by Lucian Evans and presented by actor Sam West, we hope this isn’t the last such project from the […]
Johann Harri sticks the knife in: Two months before the general election, Nick Clegg warned there would be “riots” on the streets if the Conservatives introduced extreme cuts. Now they have begun – and Clegg himself is the chief cutter. Scrapbook looks forward with interest to Clegg’s next visit to a university campus.
What you didn’t see on Sky News’ near-hysterical coverage yesterday: the preponderance of genuine (and peaceful) student protesters at Millbank Tower booing the idiot who had just thrown threw a fire extinguisher from the top of the building. The assembled mass then break out into a chorus shouting: “Stop throwing sh**! Stop throwing sh**!” – […]
One Press Association photographer and one window-smashing anarchist will have received a surprise this evening: Even the Daily Express gives the image prominence … … next to a larger picture of Carol Vorderman, of course!
Following Scrapbook’s publication of an email to staff at Lossiemouth airbase on Saturday, the RAF have backed down on threats to dismiss civilian staff who protest against cuts. In a message to all personnel at the Scottish facility, base commander Andy Hine banned servicemen and MoD civil servants from activity in opposition to its possible […]
Scrapbook’s scoop on threats to sack RAF and Ministry of Defence staff who took part in protests against the closure of Lossiemouth airbase was followed up by the Sunday Mirror, The Sun, Daily Record and BBC Radio Scotland. And in an open letter to Group Captain Andy Hine – who emailed staff at the base […]
Students from the University of the Arts in London have deployed their creative skills to produce a music video to fight against reductions in their time spent in direct contact with tutors: The word on the street is that contact time could be reduced to save the College money. Cuts of around 25% will be hitting […]
Ten days after a Navy pilot confronted confronted David Cameron over plans to scrap Sea Harriers, RAF personnel have been threatened with the sack for joining anti-cuts Facebook groups, Scrapbook can reveal. Lieutenant Commander Kris Ward embarrassed the Prime Minister during a visit to the Northwood airbase when he asked [video]: I am a Harrier pilot and I have flown 140-odd […]