Here’s what can happen when you do something idiotic two days before polls open and you’re too stubborn to apologise:
Conservatives have given their backing to a senior councillor accused of giving his paedophile friend Jimmy Savile “unrestricted access” to secure areas of a hospital he was managing. Welwyn Hatfield Council deputy leader Alan Franey, who ran Broadmoor Hospital during years of sickening abuse by Savile, survived a vote of no confidence last night thanks to […]
A political ally of Tory chairman Grant Shapps is under pressure to resign over allegations linking him to the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal. The relationship between Savile and Alan Franey — now the deputy leader of Shapps’ local council and a police and crime panel member — was the subject of harsh scrutiny by an official […]
It was all going so well for senior UKIP spinner and MEP hopeful Gawain Towler at a Euro election debate hosted by lobbyists PLMR last week, with Towler holding forth on his party sacking candidates exposed as bigots by the media: “We don’t have the resources with 64 full-time members of staff to check all of the two […]
Writing in this week’s Spectator, Margaret Thatcher’s biographer and former Daily Telegraph editor and Policy Exchange chairman Charles Moore has said: “Isn’t there a single, solitary person who will maintain that Savile devoted himself to charity work for good reasons as well as bad? … Sir Jimmy should keep his knighthood.” It seems there is such a person, and […]
Today’s Sun have a front page “exclusive” on further BBC sex abuse, which sets claims made by John Simpson against a pseudonymous children’s radio presenter in the context of the Jimmy Savile scandal. This wasn’t news to Scrapbook followers, however, who read the story here last Thursday.
With pressure building on the BBC and senior staff working during the 70s and 80s to explain what they knew about Jimmy Savile sex abuse claims, a book by a top journalist reveals details of alleged paedophilia involving another children’s broadcasting star at the corporation. Working as a fledgling hack in the late 1960s, BBC world […]
David Cameron has been called on to block a Plymouth Tory candidate from standing for election again, after he caused outrage in the city with a sick joke on Twitter about Jimmy Savile’s alleged child abuse. Craig Duncan, who stood for the local Conservatives in Stoke ward of Plymouth City Council, sent the tweet on 7th […]