The Spectator today has published a list of ‘the 75 most annoying people of 2016’. But is the editorial staff on an early Christmas break?
Newspaper commentator Rod Liddle has been suspended as a member of the Labour party, it was revealed today. But the bigger question is, why did it take so long? Labour confirmed the news to The Independent but wouldn’t say why he has been suspended.
Later this month The Spectator brings the latest in its series of highfalutin Debate events to Gateshead, which as many of you will know, is in the north-east of England. The event sets out to answer the question: “Labour has failed the north-east. Why does the north-east keep voting Labour?” Scrapbook is happy to announce […]
“Toby Young has rattled some Labour cages by publicly mooting a bid for the Tory nomination for Hammersmith”, reports the Spectator’s Steerpike column in a post which bristles at a Labour spad for mocking Young’s nascent foray into electoral politics. While the Speccie website disguises the provenance of Steerpike columns on spectator.co.uk, the same cannot be said for Google, […]
Boris Johnson would have shared Aidan Burley’s feelings on the Olympic ceremony when he was editor of the Spectator, it has been claimed. Columnist Rod Liddle, who in the past has had his own share of less-than-savoury views, makes the accusation in the magazine’s current issue. He says: “I have the suspicion that if Boris were […]