Ed Miliband has denied that his Desert Island Discs selection was concocted by a panel of advisers, protesting “It’s absolutely my list!”: South African national anthem (Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika) Hubert Parry – Jerusalem Paul Robeson – Ballad of Joe Hill A-ha – Take On Me Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline Robbie Williams – Angels Josh […]
Scrapbook is always hearing how the music and comedy scenes in Britain are so much better when the Tories are in power. Despite this, the current number one single in Britain is Simon Cowell’s newest characterless throwaway singing doll and the current biggest selling stand up DVD is, er, John Bishop. Whether this bucking of […]
Be it Cain and Abel or Edmund and Edgar, references to Labour’s fraternal rivalry grew shopworn after four months of competition. But catching up on coverage of Labour conference yesterday evening, Scrapbook was most amused by Andrew Rawnsley’s Sicilian rendering of the leadership competition. There can only be one capo di tutti capi.
Apologies for the lack of posts. As we found in Brighton last year, it’s difficult to blog from within the conference bubble but we promise to try harder tomorrow! We’ll be doing a roundup of the best events/receptions/parties in the morning but in the meantime check out FringeList. The highlight for many today was David […]
Ed Miliband’s poker face had this blogger fooled. It’s 138 days since Gordon Brown resigned as Labour leader. Now let’s get stuck in.
UPDATE 08:30 Betting was restored this morning with Ed favourite at 5/1 and David pushed out to 3/1 before odds were then suspended on the older Milibrother! UPDATE 09:10 Now Betfair suspend their market. Odd as, with an exchange model, they are not exposed to losses (unlike Ladbrokes). In the spirit of it being better […]
Labour MP John Mann is to hand over the majority of his shadow cabinet votes to his local constituency party, Scrapbook can reveal. Earlier in the summer Mann organised a primary vote on the Labour leadership, sending ballot papers to 16,000 voters identified as Labour supporters in his Bassetlaw Constituency. On a 32% turnout Bassetlaw backed […]
If you’re one of the 25% of Labour members who intends to vote for both Milibands, but still can’t decide whether to give David or Ed your first preference, fear not – help is at hand with this informative “How To Pick Between Milibands” rap song! The track, work of “geeky rap artist” Dan Bull, is […]
Following on from Scrapbook’s earlier post about the runners and riders for the post of Shadow Scottish Secretary we thought we’d take a look at the contenders for the Wales job. Unlike its Scottish counterpart which has seen holders of the post propelled to lofty positions like Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary, or tipped as […]
Ed Miliband is the favoured candidate of LGBT Labour members, according to an exclusive poll by Pink News. Despite having the backing of high profile Labour gays like Ben Bradshaw and Chris Bryant, as well as many prominent LGBT activists, David Miliband is 11-points behind his younger brother. The news comes after the elder Miliband was […]