In the Tories’ first major set piece of the election campaign, George Osborne slams what he claims are his opponents’ ‘unfunded spending pledges’ at a press conference. Ninety minutes later his own minister Sajid Javid goes on national radio and refuses to explain how various Tory spending commitments will be paid for. listen to ‘Sajid Javid car crash’ […]

Report: no real-terms wage rise until 2017 Lowest 10% of earners have seen £300 cut since 2008 Poorest not seeing benefits of ‘recovery’ Sajid Javid denies link between wages and income tax receipts With a report from Ernst & Young warning that families face a “lost decade” with real wages in the deep freeze, cabinet minister Sajid Javid — […]

As unionist panic sets in (a second poll has shown the Scottish referendum campaigns neck-and-neck) serious attention is now being given to the personal consequences of a yes vote for those in Westminster and Holyrood. Along with more obvious candidates for defenestration — such as Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont — David Cameron himself is thought to be “in serious trouble” […]

Top Tory Sajid Javid will come under further pressure to explain his links to a failing nursing home from which he accepted £12,000 in donations. With Scrapbook reporting yesterday that his local campaign team had trousered cash despite inspectors stating the facility was failing — it now emerges that he appears in a publicity materials used by the private care home. The Bromsgrove MP, […]

Culture secretary Sajid Javid has accepted nearly £12,000 in donations from a care home deemed to be failing by regulators. A report by the Care Quality Commission found that at a facility in Javid’s Bromsgrove constituency was understaffed — but his local party still trousered thousands of pounds from them just days later. Inspectors who visited Moundsley Hall Care Home stated […]