A leading Tory in local government has dubbed the Bedroom Tax is a ‘success’ — citing figures from a housing association showing that nine in ten victims of the ‘under occupancy penalty’ have been unable to move home. In a blog entitled ‘Another spare room subsidy cut success story‘, Hammersmith and Fulham councillor and Conservative Home columnist Harry Phibbs boasts about figures from […]

Right wing bloggers like to pretend their lefty counterparts receive their scoops directly “from the Labour Party press office”. It was therefore with some amusement that Scrapbook spotted a word-for-word copy of a government press release masquerading as original content on ConservativeHome. Without bothering to change the title, the otherwise unassailable organ of the Tory grassroots has […]