A top local Tory has shocked a council chamber by demanding that a meals on wheels service be axed — suggesting instead that vulnerable elderly and disabled residents should make do with cold meals delivered by Tesco.
A tribunal is set to rule on the anonymity of a Lancashire councillor who failed to pay two £1,000 council tax bills after the Labour representative took their own local authority to court in a bid to keep their identity secret.
A Tory-led council implementing massive austerity cuts has splashed out thousands of pounds on a new chain for their deputy mayor because they wanted something “more bling”, Scrapbook has been told.
Paid up racist Donald Trump is yet again facing accusations of hate speech after calling for a blanket ban on Muslims travelling to the US — but at least he can count on the support from within the mainstream British politics.
Hot on the heels of embarrassing revelations that David Cameron had written to his local council complaining about the effects of his own cuts come letters to Cameron and Osborne from yet another Tory council complaining about the government’s austerity measures.
A jury was selected today in the trial of a UKIP councillor accused of electoral fraud. Cllr Matthew Smith was forced to stand down as a general election candidate after he was charged with several counts of making a false statement in nomination papers and making a false instrument with intent. Apparently this was too much, even for UKIP, […]
Buckinghamshire Tory councillor and Ministry of Defence civil servant Mark Winn: The remark follows off the back of a similar slur last June. Coventry City Council’s Tory shadow cabinet member for children’s services told shocked colleagues that “selfish” food bank users choose booze and drugs over the needs of their own children. The “problem” that food […]
A UKIP councillor has tried to blame immigrants … because he is behind on his own council tax. Portsmouth’s Paul Godier was banned from voting on proposals for £13.1m worth of cuts at Portsmouth City Council because he is behind on payments to the authority. It has not been revealed how much he owes. And […]
A Milton Keynes councillor has defended a decision to award a taxi license to a violent serial rapist, claiming the man had “done his crime, served his time”. And in a sick twist which is threatening to engulf the council’s Liberal Democrat group, the sex offender was given his character reference by … another Lib Dem councillor. Cllr Stuart Burke and […]
With councils already hammered by austerity cuts, the GMB have circulated data on 26 local authorities that are consulting on 20,794 job losses — merely a taster of what could be coming in the next parliament. Having overlaid it with details of the largest party in each area, however, Scrapbook can’t see much blue in […]