Jason Wong, a candidate for student elections at LSE whose campaign featured shocking sexism and misogyny, has issued an apology after deliberately offensive posters caused red faces at the university. Wong’s campaign featured a number of sexist campaign posters, including one promising toaster in student halls because “Girls love cooking and love to be in […]

Days after Tories at St Andrews University were exposed for burning effigies of Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela, members of Conservative Future continue to disgrace themselves. A Tory candidate in student election at LSE has now outraged campus with deliberately misogynistic campaign posters. The poorly judged attempts at laddish “humour”, which are available on the […]

The Conservative Association which caused outrage by burning an effigy of Barack Obama have previously torched a likeness of Nelson Mandela on numerous occasions and toasted Apartheid at their annual dinners. The group at St Andrews University have been excoriated for the racial insensitivities of the stunt — but the burning of Mandela, which occurred most recently in 2005, […]

The leader of the Conservative Party’s youth organisation has been called “patronising” and “snobbish” after insulting the diets of northerners, describing the party’s successes in the region as the “gravy revolution”. The Tory website London Spin — previously the venue of appalling anti-gypsy racism — claimed that Conservative Future chair Ben Howlett has “committed to having chips and gravy with […]

The revelations of port-fuelled anti-semitism at Oxford University Conservative Association are shocking but by no means the latest soiling of this right-wing political cradle. A look back through the Oxonian archives yields further anecdotes about their forbears — the crucial difference being that they are now special advisers and MPs. Step forward Aidan Burley, Conservative MP for Cannock […]

Leading Tory students have been filmed mocking urban slang and claiming that women “serve their purpose” in a video posted on YouTube. In what they will doubtless claim is “hilarious satire”, a HandyCam was kept rolling during one of the Oxford University Conservative Association’s (OUCA) boozy Port and Policy events. After attempts to translate vernacular of “the common man” and […]

On 27 April 2011, Political Scrapbook published a post about Payam Tamiz which was based on an article from the London Evening Standard. The Standard have since retracted the piece and apologised to Mr Tamiz. Further information is available here: Apology from the Evening Standard on PCC website Details on the website of the website of Mr […]

Outgoing NUS president Aaron Porter aborted a bid to run for parliament in the face of fierce opposition from student colleagues and union staffers, Political Scrapbook can reveal. On 13 March as speculation mounted that he would enter the Labour Party’s selection for the Leicester South by-election, the student leader tweeted to reassure observers he would […]

In a move almost unprecedented in NUS history, the sitting president Aaron Porter has announced he will not contest a second term in April. And, viewing the video below, can anyone really be surprised? On 29 January, Porter was chased through Manchester by dozens of “activists”, the most aggressive of whom were wearing masks. The mob were led […]

The spoof posters produced by young Tories at York University and published by Scrapbook at the weekend were cringeworthy but ultimately benign. It’s a pity the same can’t be said for material to emerge subsequently, which was deleted in haste from their Facebook group: We’re sure Tory high command will be, erm, thanking the committee for producing literature […]