Lord Ashcroft


Golden showers and pigs heads: welcome to the era of trash news

13 January 2017 16:41

While observing reactions this week to allegations against America’s President-elect my mind has been ineluctably returning to 2015 and the…

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Lord Ashcroft reveals his next target

12 November 2016 10:00

As the US election results rolled in on Tuesday, guests flocked to CNN’s results bash in Marylebone where the majority hoped…

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Boris, Miss World and Bublé at Lord Ashcroft’s 70th birthday party

12 March 2016 21:01

Lord Ashcroft is celebrating his 70th birthday at the Grosvenor House Hotel and Mr S is honoured to be one…

David Cameron Visits The Children's Cancer Ward At The John Radcliffe Hospital

Sam Cam’s advice on how to deal with #piggate: ‘you might get a few oink oink noises at school’

25 January 2016 16:04

Last year Lord Ashcroft appeared to exact revenge on his old foe David Cameron, with a section in his unauthorised biography…


Isabel Oakeshott on David Cameron: he said he would trash whatever we wrote

19 October 2015 23:09

The launch party for Call Me Dave proved to be an eventful affair as it was revealed that Lord Ashcroft was unable…

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Lord Ashcroft absent from book launch after suffering septic shock

19 October 2015 21:37

With Lord Ashcroft notably absent in the days and weeks following the release of Call Me Dave, guests at the book’s official…


#Piggate makes an appearance at PMQs

14 October 2015 13:43

Although Jeremy Corbyn has decided to adopt a more civil approach when it comes to PMQs, the message appears to have…


David Cameron goes off message with sex joke in conference speech

7 October 2015 13:19

The Prime Minister was feeling in a rather fruity mood when he gave his conference speech today, managing to make not…


Charlotte Church takes #piggate to Tory conference

23 September 2015 13:06

With yet more allegations concerning David Cameron published today as part of the Daily Mail‘s serialisation of Lord Ashcroft’s Call…

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David Cameron injects extra venom into his feud with Lord Ashcroft

22 September 2015 15:45

While Number 10 has refused to comment on the claims made in Lord Ashcroft’s David Cameron biography, the Prime Minister…


Anthony Seldon takes Isabel Oakeshott to task over #piggate

22 September 2015 10:03

With doubts cast over the credibility of Lord Ashcroft’s unofficial biography of David Cameron following ‘piggate‘, his co-author Isabel Oakeshott appeared…

All the society does is sully Piers Gaveston’s good name by organising such dull parties (Painting: Edward II and Piers Gaveston, by Marcus Stone, 1872)

The shocking truth about the Piers Gaveston society? It’s incredibly dull

21 September 2015 22:27

Regarding the pig’s ear of a story currently circulating thanks to Lord Ashcroft’s vendetta against David Cameron, perhaps I could…

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Oh man, I hope it’s true that Cameron did that thing with a pig. He’d be King of the Lads

21 September 2015 12:54

Let’s assume that it’s true – that what an anonymous MP told Lord Ashcroft about the young Cameron and a pig…


Has Lord Ashcroft’s ‘unnamed Tory source’ been reading Hunter S. Thompson?

21 September 2015 12:23

Today’s news has been dominated by the claim in Lord Ashcroft’s David Cameron biography that the Prime Minister once had intimate relations…

Prime Minister David Cameron Delivers His Keynote Speech At The Conservative Party Conference

Is that really the best Lord Ashcroft could dig up?

21 September 2015 12:20

My first reaction on reading the extracts from Lord Ashcroft’s muckraking biography of David Cameron in today’s Mail was, ‘It…

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Ashcroft’s pig head ‘story’ would have been thrown out by any tabloid editor

21 September 2015 12:15

When I was the News of the World‘s political editor, I was on the lookout for stories – and for…

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Lord Ashcroft gets his revenge on David Cameron: #piggate

21 September 2015 10:50

Given that Lord Ashcroft and David Cameron are known not to be on the friendliest of terms, the former Conservative Party…

Ed Miliband and Tony Blair speak before Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Westminster Hall to address both Houses of Parliament on March 20, 2012 in London, England

Why Labour will lose in 2020

10 September 2015 14:20

If Jeremy Corbyn is elected Labour leader on Saturday, does this mean the party will lose the next general election? Lord Ashcroft has…


When David told Boris to ‘f—ing shut up’

30 August 2015 10:44

Oh dear. Although Lord Ashcroft said he would be pleasantly surprised if Anthony Seldon’s biography of David Cameron offered anything more…

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Lord Sewel resigns from House of Lords — here comes the inevitable calls to scrap it

28 July 2015 9:05

Lord Sewel has announced he has resigned from the House of Lords this morning. 48 hours after the first stories…

Labour leader Ed Miliband unveils Labour's pledges carved into a stone plinth in Hastings during General Election campaigning. Photo: PA.

Lord Ashcroft opens bidding for the #EdStone

10 June 2015 14:31

With the Labour party under increasing scrutiny for taking donations from the trade unions, they may have to start to…

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Lynton Crosby vs. Lord Ashcroft round two: ‘he’s not a pollster’

2 June 2015 15:09

Those hoping one of Westminster’s most entertaining ongoing feuds would cool after the election will be disappointed. As the dust…

Isabel Oakeshott and Lord Ashcroft travelled to Moscow to research for their biography of David Cameron (Credit: @IsabelOakeshott)

Lord Ashcroft travels to Russia to research his David Cameron biography

18 May 2015 17:01

The British government’s relationship with Russia is somewhat frosty since David Cameron ordered 75 British soldiers to Ukraine earlier this year to help…

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Lord Ashcroft’s polling overlooked many of the real election battlegrounds

15 May 2015 17:50

Lord Ashcroft has likened the current state of the polling industry with that of the Liberal Democrats, but he could…

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The polling debacle – and the wisdom of Walt Whitman

12 May 2015 18:45

I was at the IEA/Taxpayers’ Alliance post-election conference yesterday, listening to Lord Ashcroft giving facts and figures about why voters chose…