A controversial speech in which former Aussie PM Tony Abbott urged the UK to use “force” against migrants during the refugee crisis was the keynote address at an event designed to raise £350,000 to eulogise Margaret Thatcher, according to material for sponsors seen by Scrapbook.

Defence minister and Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry (majority 389) is attempting to charge businesses in her area for “meeting” her Treasury counterpart Priti Patel at an event on the evening of Thursday 26 March: “Priti wants to hear your questions and comments on how the Government can continue to do the right thing by business.” But Scrapbook […]

The moment that Tory MP and woman of letters Priti Patel stretched the “it’s all Labour’s fault” narrative past breaking point: @PSbook Mark was the most effective Immigration Minister in over a decade.His case date's to2007 when the system under Lab was broke&chaotic — Priti Patel (@pritipatelmp) February 9, 2014 It’s a wonder Len McCluskey didn’t […]

Today’s attack on poverty food writer and single mum Jack Monroe showcases how threatened the Conservatives are by anyone with a platform to tell their own experiences of austerity. But while Priti Patel MP attempts use the Daily Mail to smear Monroe as some kind of fake, Mirror political editor Jason Beattie reminds us that she actually addressed a fringe event […]

With Labour Party’s latest party political broadcast turning the screw further on energy prices, the Tories have dispatched uber right-winger Priti Patel to claim — in the Daily Mail — that the film features lefties ‘masquerading as ordinary people’: “Labour’s party political broadcast would be a lot more effective if they used real people rather than their […]

Having served up one of the worst pieces of legislation in living memory, it’s worthwhile reflecting on the efforts made to silence criticism from one of the main victims Lobbying Bill: the charitable sector. Being published in the July with an almost complete absence of consultation, it took charities a couple of weeks to get to grips […]

A new book by five Tory MPs castigating British workers as lazy contains some absolutely cracking lines. Britannia Unchained is written by Kwasi Kwarteng, Priti Patel, Dominic Raab, Chris Skidmore and Elizabeth Truss — all elected in 2010 — as a right-wing call to arms. Amongst Scrapbook’s favourite extracts is the quintet’s idea of where British […]