The former mayor of Southwark has compared domestic violence with smacking — and refused to apologise after claiming that some see “benefits” in the crime. Cllr Columba Blango, who is a colleague of Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes and represents the ward neighbouring his house, has shocked colleagues with his views on the subject: “It’s […]

Blue Labour guru Maurice Glasman fell asleep while waiting to meet Ed Miliband for the first time, Scrapbook can reveal. The academic was caught off guard by the energy saving lighting system at Miliband’s old Whitehall department, plunging the waiting room into darkness and luring the wonk into the land of nod. The anecdote was […]