With UKIP topping a national poll for the first time, Scrapbook has heard whispers of informal liaison to the party with respect to handing Nigel Farage his first nominated peers which haven’t defected from the Tories. It has been suggested that the party could be offered two seats in the House of Lords, bringing their tally in the upper […]

Having been offered their first ever newly-minted seat in the House of Lords — a chamber which they want to replace with a democratic alternative — the Green Party faced the challenge of pragmatically accepting the position without looking too … unelected. Party spinners solved this problem earlier by issuing a press release which, errr, doesn’t mention […]