David Cameron has displayed either skilful brinkmanship or a way with weasel words, depending on your point of view, in evading the question of the government’s interaction with tobacco-lobbyist-cum-Tory-spinmeister Lynton Crosby on plain cigarette packs. The revelation, in this weekend’s Observer, that Crosby had lobbied Lord Marland by email on 1 November 2012 has had critics […]

Though Boris Johnson’s campaign manager refuses to reveal the clients of his shadowy lobbying firm — pointedly refusing to answer Scrapbook’s questions about conflicts of interest in the capital — official Parliamentary documents reveal that Lynton Crosby was in the pay of Tory donor Michael Hintze — a long-standing benefactor of Liam Fox and Adam Werritty. […]