Chris Grayling plans to cover-up an official report into the notorious “Jubilee stewards” incident on the basis that it is “commercially confidential”. The episode unpaid workfare staff forced to sleep rough under London Bridge before assisting at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The incident caused a furore even before Political Scrapbook revealed that the owner of the company at the […]

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) have launched an investigation into a company contracted to supply fire marshals for the Olympic games, Political Scrapbook can reveal. In a letter (below) to John Prescott, home secretary Theresa May said that Close Protection UK (CPUK) would be probed after unpaid workers were forced to sleep rough in central London before the […]

Sixteen people working for Close Protection UK — the firm at the centre of the Jubilee stewards row — are thought to have been hospitalised while performing work for the 2012 Olympics, Political Scrapbook understands. The scandal-hit company, who won an Olympic security contract in controversial circumstances, will be responsible for evacuating spectators from venues in the […]

Trainees used as “bodyguards” while she hit the town Treated as VIP while she shopped, wined and dined On one trip bought Hummer car worth £30,000+ The director at the centre of the Jubilee stewards scandal used her own students as free bodyguards while she cavorted around Manchester, it had been revealed. So-called “role play […]

Embattled Jubilee stewards boss Molly Prince is trying to save her taxpayer-funded business empire by calling in the priciest media and legal assistance going — including Princess Diana’s lawyers. Scrapbook understands Publicist Max Clifford will be joined by Charlotte Harris of Mischon De Reya. We looks forward with interest to their attempts to spin her 12-month suspended sentence. […]

In the wake of the Jubilee stewards scandal, a sophisticated PR operation is under way to save the reputations of those involved, including the Tory peer Baroness Scott of workfare charity Tomorrow’s People, and training magnate Molly Prince — director of a mysterious network of companies, including the security firm involved with the incident. With a […]