A government minister is expected to come under pressure to resign tonight — after an investigation by Political Scrapbook uncovered financial links between a Tory donor to his campaign, a controversial payday loan firm and a football club for which he brokered a sponsorship deal.
Tory Michael Fabricant — who likes to describe himself as “MP dude” — looks to have been whingeing that Jeremy Corbyn reading out questions from real people during Prime Minister’s Questions takes too long:
In normal circumstances, openly calling for the dismantling of the NHS would exclude someone from being put in charge of it. But not in Cameron’s cabinet.
One for the ignorant Tories — such as millionaire minister Lord Freud — claiming that the growth in food banks is driven by demand for freebies (you actually have to be referred by an approved outside body). Above is pictured Tylorstown Conservative Club in the Rhondda, which is now a, errrr, food bank. The ironic change […]
Forget the 1950s, for Tory councillor Michael Hytche Britain’s golden age was, errr, the 1850s. This was his contribution to Torbay Council Health Scrutiny Board, who had met to discuss the provision of “mental health and learning disability services” against a background of cuts: “Since the workhouses have been closed down, what has been put in their […]
It’s Saturday, but apparently Tory Boys need telling not to dress for work. Conservative Party staff have taken to ordering them not to wear suits if there’s a photographer about — as an email to young activists in a marginal West London seat today reveals: “please can I advise you not to wear a suit as […]
With the Tories pushing the absurd notion that they are the “Workers’ Party”, a breathless Robert Halfon did his best to defend this spin in the Commons earlier today. There’s certainly nothing that says Workers’ Party like a chorus of plummy laughter and cries of “heaaah, heaaah” (translation “hear, hear”). And the most audibly sonorous baritone encouragement to […]
A council leader in one of the worst hit areas by the floods has responded to a residents’ questions on the crisis by blaming them (VIDEO): “If people want to live by the river, that’s up to them.” Spelthorne Borough resident Jason McCarthy had started to film councillor Robert Watts as he was walking off — […]
Michael Gove has appointed yet another Tory to a senior and supposedly impartial role in the education sector — by promoting his 28 year-old policy adviser to be his department’s £105,000-a-year director of strategy. Tom Shinner’s qualifications for the top civil service role include experience as a junior management consultant, setting up one of Gove’s beloved free […]
Party political broadcasts of all persuasions are bursting at the seams with curiously on-message ‘ordinary members of the public’. The Tories’ latest offering is no exception, with talking heads expounding Conservative lines on the deficit, immigration and the cost of living. But why are they all glancing towards the floor? Thankfully, the bloke in the Denace the […]