Scrapbook almost has to admire the chutzpah of John Griffin, owner of the Addison Lee private hire taxi firm and £250,000 donor to the Conservative Party. Writing in his company’s Add Lib magazine, Griffin rants that dead cyclists are to blame for “throwing themselves onto some of the most congested spaces in the world” and that a […]

A £250,000 Tory donor has poured petrol on the still glowing embers of the cash-for-access scandal — by comparing government ministers to housewives receiving money from their husbands. John Griffin, owner of London’s Addison Lee taxi company, met then transport secretary Phillip Hammond to lobby him on privatising the car pool used by ministers and […]