As connoisseurs of nutty Conservative youth groups, Scrapbook was intrigued that this video of Eric Pickles addressing Tory boys (and girls) at party conference mysteriously cuts out before he can utter a word: Is there a chance he could have gone slightly off message? The answer is a ‘yes’ if a recording sent to this blog is anything to go by. To […]

An embittered former Tory councillor has launched an astonishing tirade against “dumb” residents in her ward who refused to vote for her party last Thursday. Clare George-Hilley, who stood down as a candidate but was still heavily involved in campaigning in Waddon ward, started by admonishing ungrateful locals on Twitter: But Clare saved her full ire for what she presumed […]

Youth politics has lived up to its reputation for viciousness in the past few days, with senior members of Conservative Future (CF) dripping poison about their ex-comrade, UKIP defector Alexandra Swann. After the former CF deputy chair crossed the floor, young Tory boys (and Tory girls) have been queuing up to put the boot in — […]

A prominent member of the Conservative Party’s youth wing has finally apologised for a racist blog post after being slammed by a charity. Steven George-Hilley’s blog London Spin last week published an article entitled Young Tory: Gypos Mugged me on King’s Road, which contained references to “gypsy magic” and was accompanied by a photograph of […]

Right-wing blog London Spin yesterday reported a member of Conservative Future being mugged — by referring to the offenders as “gypos” with an accompanying photo of a black and white minstrel. In the piece, titled “Young Tory: Gypos mugged me on King’s Road”, the victim describes the mugging as a “very slick operation” before concluding: “I suspected they’d used some […]