A Tory MP has threatened to pour petrol on the glowing embers of the Birmingham schools ‘Trojan Horse’ row — by invoking Enoch ‘Rivers of Blood’ Powell. In a letter to a constituent seen by Scrapbook, Sir Gerald Howarth — the chairman of Thatcherite group Conservative Way Forward — writes: “Clearly, the arrival of so many people of […]

A senior Tory backbencher has dismissed Aidan Burley’s organising a Nazi-themed stag do as “high jinks“ before claiming the disgraced MP was a victim of the press. Incredibly, arch Thatcherite Sir Gerald Howarth told BBC Radio WM: “We’ve all done it from time to time.” Howarth, who chairs Conservative Way Forward and was a minister under Cameron […]