Monday, 20 September 2010

Cox has "given up".


News is reaching tBg's desk that Craig Cox has "given up" and gone into hiding.

A super-source for tBg from inside the Cox campaign said: "Craig has gone into hiding and has basically given up... long was it known that he never wanted the job in the first place."

tBg was inclined to disagree, but almost choked on his sugar cane when he searched 'CraigCox' and #cox2010 on Twitter, and it found nothing. Cox has had no news on his website since September 7th.

++UPDATE 15:36++

Though Craig Cox has been VERY quiet and seems to be no longer campaigning online trying to reach every member, the Cox camp are refuting tBg's source. The Cox campaign has released this statement to tBg:

"Craig and his team would be grateful if you clarified your story and reminded your readers that he is still campaigning, meeting voters, answering questions via email and fighting for every last vote.

He's steering clear of the gossip blogs and focusing on talking to branches about his vision of a united, modern and political Conservative Future. For accurate information on the Cox Campaign, see cox2010.co.uk".

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

You mean you prefer prima donnas running around grandstanding and smearing others?

Anonymous said...

Some people do have jobs and for that matter lives outside of Cf. Craig started working for one of the largest and reputable firms in the country last week. Give the man a break. He is clearly a better candidate than Howlett, with better experience, morals and policies.

Anonymous said...

Does Ben even have a job? I would'nt hire him.

Anonymous said...

Its almost 2 weeks since Cox had news on his website! If he has no time for that then he has no time to be CF chairman.

Anonymous said...

Craig is doing Policy not petrol or platitudes.

Anonymous said...

All chairman candidates have a job, if he cannot multitask then how can he effectively lead CF?

Anonymous said...

Ben works in recruitment.... what a non job, just like this non story!

Anonymous said...

Ha yes, Cox is invisible, worst campaign to be Chairman ever.

Anonymous said...

Craig is out there, busy meeting members and effecting real change! Instead of smearing and mis-reporting.

Anonymous said...

Ben does not have a job, like he does not live in Harwich as he claims to the people who voted for him.

FACTCHECK said...

FACT: Ben works as a recruitment consultant.

FACT: Cox is no longer on Twitter and has had no news in 2 weeks.

Fact check said...

Factcheck Craig is on twitter.

Factcheck: Howlett does not have a job.

Factcheck: Howlett does not live in Harwich as he claims.

theBlueGuerilla. said...

Here are a couple of actual facts.

-tBg can no longer find Cox and his campaign on Twitter.

-Ben Howlett does have a job as a Recruitment Consultant.

-Ben lives in Little Oakley, Essex. And has a flat in Fulham, London.

fact check said...

Fact Check- Unless he blocked you his twitter account is: http://twitter.com/Craig_Cox. It's certainly there now.

Fact check: Howlett lists his employment on Facebook, ring and ask to speak to him. They say he left some time a go.

Fact check: Ben states that he "has lived in the area all his life" a clearly misleading statement.

Fact Check: Ben uses the tittle Cllr, which in fact he should not as a Parish Council (which Harwich is) does not warrant the usage of the title.

Anonymous said...

Fact Check, his parents live in Essex. Fact Check: He lives in Putney (Not fulham) with numerous housemates.

Anonymous said...

Fact Check: Ben Howlett may well have written this story.

Anonymous said...

I would rather stick my dick in a cheese grater than vote Howlett!

theBlueGuerilla. said...

A cheese grater?! Haha brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Howlett lives in Fulham, Parsons Green. Someone is annoyed they haven't been invited to one of Howlett's legendary house parties

Anonymous said...

Derrr, Parsons Green is not Fulham, it's errr, Parsons Green. As in go to the end of Fulham Road, it's there! Good to see Howlett can't even tell the truth about where he lives.

theBlueGuerilla. said...

Parsons Green is in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Now please get over it.

Anonymous said...

But he is the kind of guy who would live in Kilburn and claim he lived in Hampstead, that's Ben, Posh Spice, Howlett for you.

Anonymous said...

Yes, exactly, Hammersmith and Fulham, but it's not Fulham. It's a pretty simple one. Same as Mayfair and Leicester Square both fall into Westminster.

theBlueGuerilla. said...

Pure semantics.

Anonymous said...

Fact Check: Little Oakley is not Harwich! He claims to his "Local" voters in "Harwich" to be a resident of, Er, Harwich, yet he tells TBG he lives in, er, Little Oakley! Umm a curious case.

Anonymous said...

Nah fact

Anonymous said...

http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/8111982.Harwich__Residents_concerned_over_meeting_turnout/

Wow, he has a great track record! So that's one meeting this year he made.

Anonymous said...

So it seems Ben Howlett has but one skill, saying things which are not exactly factually correct in return for the prospect of election to a fairly meaningless position.

Anonymous said...

If Howlett wins I will resign my party membership, after what he did to a friend of mine who supported somebody else, I can not be a member of any organisation that condones that kind of behaviour.

Anonymous said...

Howlett can't even decide what to tell people, when asked a simple question, like where do you live? He says Essex to Essex voters and London to National voters, why not tell the truth? He lives in Parsons Green, a yuppy part of West London, designed for people who can't afford Fulham.

Anonymous said...

Parsons Green is in Fulham? Goodness me, have people got better things to do with their time? YAWN

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=fulham&sll=51.474273,-0.188141&sspn=0.022721,0.0842&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Fulham,+Greater+London,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.476412,-0.196981&spn=0.012028,0.0421&z=15

Anonymous said...

Nope, Parsons Green is next to Fulham but is not Fulham. It's simples, but some people lie to make it sound like they live somewhere better than they do.

Anonymous said...

Obviously someone has gotten so excited over their Ordinance Survey map, the pages may be sticking together by now.

How will they negotiate their way around Lincolnshire?

Anonymous said...

Ben really should stop posting comments.

Anonymous said...

Cox is working hard, we met him the other day very impressive chap. He came along, sat down, had a pint and a chat. Solid ideas, when Ben came all he did was attack Craig and Simon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ben

Anonymous said...

http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/eveninggazettenews/4685594.No_more_Facebook_photos__vows_Tory/

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