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 […]

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 […]