Nadine Dorries: Self Preservation Society

You would normally expect an MP who has only just had their party whip reinstated after a six month suspension to lie low for a while but not Nadine Dorries: Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has suggested she might run as a joint Tory-UK Independence Party candidate at the […]

Nadine Dorries: Swallow the Money (Updated)

Would you be surprised if I told you that, almost six months on from her all-too-public appearance on ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’, Nadine Dorries still hasn’t registered her income from appearing on the show with the House of Commons authorities? In fact, according to […]

ComRes Polls – an inbuilt conservative bias?

Yesterday, the chairman of the polling organisation ComRes, Andrew Hawkins, was busily touting a local election poll commissioned by the Coalition for Marriage on Twitter, the headline figures for which were as follows: Conservative 31%, Labour 24%, Liberal Democrat 12%, UKIP 22%, Other 10% Okay, so those figures […]

What the CPS aren’t telling you about Rape Convictions

According to the Crown Prosecution Service, rape convictions have hit an all -time high: The Crown Prosecution Service has today published new figures that show the conviction rate for rape and domestic violence prosecutions increased once again last year. The statistics show that the conviction rate for rape […]

‘Typhoid Fiona’ and Sex-Selective Abortion

So, there I was looking through the public bills section of the Parliament website for the new Lords’ amendments to the defamation bill when what should I notice but a new bill, introduced less than a week ago, calling itself the Abortion Statistics Bill. Hmm… A quick search […]

Tory Chartjacking Attempt Backfires

Over the last day or so, you might have noticed that the Tories have tried to respond to the campaign to propel Judy Garland’s ‘Ding Dong the Witch is Dead’ to the top of the music charts with a bit of chartjacking of their own. The Tory contender […]

Bloggers and the new press regulation system

Okay, so there still seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the amendments to the Crime and Courts Bill relating to publication torts and the extent to which these may, or may not, impact on bloggers. This is a situation that hasn’t been help either by the […]

Why are there discrepancies in the DoH abortion data?

Apropos of yesterday’s lengthy article on the anti-abortion lobby’s sham ‘inquiry’ on abortion and disability, we know have a transcript of a second oral evidence session to play with and of the witnesses called one name leapt immediately off the page, that of a Daily Mail journalist, Beezy […]

The Anti-Abortion Lobby’s Sham Parliamentary Inquiry

Britain’s small, thoroughly unrepresentative and unremittingly dishonest anti-abortion lobby has found a brand new toy to play with – the sham ‘Parliamentary inquiry’. We’ve seen one of these already, Claire Perry’s so-called ‘independent Parliamentary inquiry into online child protection’, which at least had the courtesy use the word […]

Maria Hutchings: Fake CV? [Updated]

I’ll keep this short and sweet, or perhaps not so sweet if you’re a Tory canvasser working the Eastleigh by-election. Political Scrapbook has revealed this morning that, despite presenting herself as an experienced business woman, Eastleigh Tory candidate Maria Hutchings has never been a director of a limited […]