Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Howlett bites back.


Ben Howlett has hit back at Craig Coxs' "Policy not Petrol" attack on his brand review policy. Since Ben said he would launch a CF brand review if elected, Craig said that CF needed a political revolution, not a re-brand exercise.

Ben, in so no uncertain terms, drew the dividing line between himself and his opponents.

Ben said: "In a CF led by my opponents at best there will be a small clique cohesively campaigning against AV. As one of my fundamental policy commitments as set out last Friday, under a CF led by me I will engage the majority through cascading campaigns that engage the regions, areas and branches together to work for change - whether it's AV or whatever our next battle is. Under a CF led by your alternative choices the Government will not listen to our members.

Under a CF led by me, decisions will be made accountable, our organisation will be stablised and accessible, and our structures will serve the majority, not a clique. With our reputation and brand image restored the Party will begin to trust CF again, and we can get on with making the positive change this country can expect from Conservatives of all ages."

Ben has released this argument, in full, with regards to Craig's rejection of his proposed policy.


14 comments:

Kit Friend said...

I still reckon we should have an electric Howlett-mobile though...

Anonymous said...

Just when you thought he could not be an even bigger prat, he proves you wrong! Vote Cox

Ben Howlett said...

Haha very good, maybe I should use a segway to get to Manchester?

Anonymous said...

Cox goes for a subtle dig, Howlett throws toy's from pram!

Anonymous said...

Ben is very good at saying a lot.... but what does it all mean? I would like to think of myself as someone of above average intelligence who has a very keen interest in politics. But having read this three times I’m still no closer to deciphering what tangible, realistic and substantial changes he is promising??? I want to vote for someone who has substance, not a candidate who barely scratches the surface regarding the major issues at hand.

Nick said...

Howlett just doesn't get it. He is not prepared to say anything on important issues because he will "consult the membership". That may work to a degree, but CF is not a debating society - it's a campaigning political organisation that needs a chairman with strong views, and who will give it direction. Endless debate amongst the general membership, as Howlett proposes, will lead to weakness and indecision.

While the chairman should never arrogantly ignore the views of the general membership, he still needs to have a good idea of what he believes and an ability to take tough decisions at short notice, should it be necessary. Howlett still has yet to demonstrate he either quality.

Anonymous said...

What's the point in this document?

Anonymous said...

He really should read what he writes! The para on Durham under his leadership is hilarious.

Nick said...

@Anon - what happened in Durham under his leadership? Please elaborate!

Daisy said...

@Anon - that's hilarious! Also, speaking as someone who was a member of DUCA when he was president, no one felt like that before he was president! It's a bit of an insult to the people who ran it before he did!

Anonymous said...

Is he the bloke who pretends to be gay so he can live with posh good looking female flatmates..

Anonymous said...

God does this bloke never think before he writes or talk's? First Gerry Adam's now this!

Anonymous said...

Howeltt bites.

Fred said...

I love this post! He really does need to proof read these things.

"As a former President of Durham CF, my members felt isolated by a lack of communication, and a top down stance to politics." Yes, especially when he held an election out of term term when no one was around, thereby excluding opponents.

and what does "That any of my opponents is opposing my commitment is just one more reason why I am the candidate to depart from the status quo" mean? Garbled nonsense.

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