With the flood defence blame game set to kick off in the Commons this week, spare a thought for the residents of Pooley Bridge, Cumbria.
The Tories’ so-called ‘Minister for the Northern Powerhouse’ has been forced to defend himself after Scrapbook and others accused him of being ineffectual — and effectively going into hiding after the Tories ditched election promises on rail improvements in the North.
Margaret Thatcher’s press secretary Bernard Ingham has responded to a poll revealing that 39% of northerners would never vote Tory by calling them “demented” — and compares voters to cattle. With the survey by YouGov also revealing one in four people from the regions don’t even know someone who votes Conservative, the Yorkshireman slams his northern […]
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 […]