Thursday, 23 September 2010

Swann hits out at Howlett's "appalling" attackers.


Deputy Political Chair' candidate Alexandra Swann has this evening backed Ben Howlett for Chairman and launched a scathing attack on Howlett's former opponents, for their 'insidious claims' and 'smear campaign'.

Swann says: "The way Ben has been attacked throughout this campaign is appalling. The dirty reverse smear campaign, fuelled by anonymous comments on blogs and insidious claims by his former opposition has repeatedly put him in the terrible position of being unable to defend his clear record and clean campaign – over the past few months I have not seen a single negative remark made by Ben or his team despite the full on abuse he has received."

Swann is widely expected to become Conservative Future National Deputy Political Chair' on the 27th of September.

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

The reason he can't defend himself, is because most of it is true.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but all Candidates have had bashing from "anons" if your not grown up enough to let it go, then get out of public life.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but apart from

1) Ben is not honest.
2) His plans are rubbish.
3) Highlighting gaff's.
4) General piss taking.

What has been said thats so bad? Some people need to get over themselves and grow up. This kind of rant by her only damages CF and creates a disproportionate narrative to the reality. Which is this context is not a good thing. Serious lack of judgement on her part.

Anonymous said...

These are exactly the sort of Howlett smears we have been talking about - Here is your evidence!

If a member disagrees with Howlett and the way he is running his campaign then the line "they don't exist, they aren’t a member etc" is quickly posted by his team. Howlett obviously endorses these gutter tactics because he never speaks out against them.

In short it's intimidation pure and simple! They are trying to silence peoples genuine concerns and criticisms, this is not the sort of CF I want to be a part of!

Anonymous said...

This was a very ill judged move by Swann, she frankly is stirring up the hornets nest the on the eve of the election. Something that is never a good idea.

But then again why would they finish their campaign on a different note to how its always been?

Anonymous said...

Frankly can we afford this kind of ranting from somebody who wants to be on the NME? nope.

Anonymous said...

Lighten up

Anonymous said...

This really is a childish response to childish comment's.

Anonymous said...

Who cares

BadGrammarAlert said...

Once again more anti-Howlett anon comments with apostrophe misusage.

@anon 6.09

"thats so bad"

This should have an appostrophe and should read "that's so bad"

@anon 10.12

"This really is a childish response to childish comment's"

There should not be an appostrophe here.

I will remind readers of a recent passage written by Simon Cavalier Jones with awful usage of an apostrophe. Put two and two together.

"All Candidate's and their Campaign teams have a duty to respect members and the decision's they make, this kind of behaviour is against that principal and also against everything Team Howlett claim to stand for. Ultimately this is an Internal Youth election and I fear that these kind of action's will only lead to rift's within the Organisation, something we can not afford.

The factor's listed above are just part of the reason I am supporting Craig Cox, but I urge all member's to make up their own mind's and above all pick the candidate they believe can create Unity within CF"

Anonymous said...

BadGrammarAlert- The very notion that all comments are written by the same person is absurd. I think you will find many Billions of people who abuse the English language. This is just team Howlett smearing again and attempting to deflect it through saying they now back Craig. Only problem is the poster has been pro-Howlett on numerous comment sections.

Please come up with something a bit more interesting, instead of your normal piffle.

BadGrammarAlert said...

@anon 10.49 better English Simon, but re-read your sentence, it doesn't make sense.

Anonymous said...

@ Ben Howlett, your attempt to spin this failed a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

Grow up

BadGrammarAlert said...

BadGrammarAlert is not Howlett, I existed long before Howlett was even involved in CF, I am in fact JESUS - born in AD year 0

theBlueGuerilla. said...

@BadGrammarAlert 3.44PM gets a LOL.

Anonymous said...

Yep, people above still need to grow up.

Anonymous said...

Just a deflection tactic.

Anonymous said...

The saddest thing is some people actually think people care.

Anonymous said...

The amazing thing is whole little Cox has done in this election.

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