Party fundraisers usually consider annual conference a valuable opportunity to boost the coffers, but not for the beleaguered British National Party — who have resorted to subsidising hotel rooms in a bid to get enough Nazis nationalists to turn up.
Having strongly briefed that “green surge” would be manifest in their “biggest ever” autumn conference, one might be forgiven for wondering why the Green Party can’t seem to fill the hall for a speech by their leader.
Of all the things that Tim Farron could have looked to make light of in his final speech as Lib Dem president: “There are some parts of the job that I’m happy to pass on. “The next time any of you get caught with your pants round your ankles the media can call someone else […]
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 […]
Those silly-sounding northerners, eh?
As perhaps the world’s most notorious practitioner of dog whistle race baiting, a party conference fringe event on Islamophobia might be the last place you would expect to find Lynton Crosby. But that is exactly where Cameron’s election guru spoke from the platform yesterday, apparently without irony, challenging Tory candidates to work with Muslim communities in their constituencies […]
Farage tells the BBC: “I’m not against the recall of parliament, but we are told that they had to delay it to miss the Labour Party conference. They decided to do it in the middle of the UKIP conference. “I think Mr Cameron will do anything he can to try to deflect attention away from […]