Recently updated figures show there’s been a massive 23% rise in youth gang offences in London during the last year. The rise comes after a 23% cut in the number of uniformed officers dedicated to borough and neighbourhood policing in the capital since 2010.
A Tory minister charged with stewarding the vile Trade Union Bill through parliament was a shop steward at a TV studio which saw its news output shut down for more than a year by industrial action, research by Political Scrapbook has revealed.
In 2013, our Defence Secretary Michael Fallon – who witnesses say was visibly drunk – had to be forcibly separated from an attractive woman by a government minder at a posh party.
Team Cameron’s message to British business is to “shut up” — that’s a quote — on support for the European Union until the PM secures a renegotiation. The FT reports (£):
With the renewal of the BBC charter ultimately a matter for negotiation with the government of the day, we are beginning to see Auntie’s efforts to mollify Tory MPs, a number of whom think the broadcaster is a hornets nest of quasi-communists.
Supposed darling of the Tory grassroots Boris Johnson has crashed to a new low in Conservative Home’s regular survey of party members’ preference for their next leader.
Ex-Home Office minister denies using Ashley Madison website Account was registered from Parliament during late sitting Mother’s maiden name ‘matches answer to security question’ Login name is surname of female shadow minister Personal information linked to Tory MP Damian Green is present in the leaked Ashley Madison database, Political Scrapbook can exclusively reveal.
An enraged Tory police commissioner grabbed a video camera at a public event — after being challenged over his broken promise to attend regular meetings with local residents.
A local Tory party deputy chairman posts an advert on W4MP hoping to enlist at least nine months of (free) help from a “volunteer campaign manager”. Those looking to take on this challenge will be subjected to a rigorous selection process:
Writing for ConservativeHome, Grant Shapps’ former top advisor seems keen for his old boss to take credit for the parts of the election campaign which worked, but strangely not for a new IT system which went into meltdown on polling day — leaving Tory activists across the country unable to print vital ‘get out the vote’ data.