Thursday, 21 February 2013

Tory Scottish Unionist Kris Burnett sets out strong CF National Deputy Chairman credentials.



Yesterday tbg reported that Scottish Unionist Kris Burnett was about to enter the race for Conservative Future National Deputy Chairman (Political) via a well known Unionist blog. That did indeed come to fruition this morning.

Kris Burnett has set out his case to become the next CF Deputy Leader (Political) and tbg has the best bits, down below...

"As a proud Scottish Unionist, joining the Conservatives was a completely natural move for me. I joined the party as soon as I was able to, and now have over two years of relevant campaign experience with Worcestershire Conservative Future and as an enthusiastic party foot solider in Redditch alongside many local politicians, including Karen Lumley MP.

"This is what drives me and makes me politically active - to show Alex Salmond and the separatist cause that their opposition is UK-wide, and that living in England doesn't make me any less Scottish. Indeed, it makes me more proud of the fact. But living in England also makes me more active in the unionist cause, because I've witnessed first hand the true benefit of the British family of nations, and what it means to be drawn together by our differences rather than separated by them.

"In addition to my political activity, I'm also a Corporal in the Army Cadet Force. As a result I'm a passionate believer in our armed forces and strongly sceptical of defence cuts. It limited our responses in Libya and has further enhanced the military position of France on the world stage at our expense – as recently demonstrated in Mali."

"If elected, I will build improved links with Conservative Future Scotland and get active members from Conservative Future to key Better Together rallies and events so as to have a visible cross-organisation presence leading up to and during the 2014 referendum. As part of this, I'll look at the best way of providing some sort of travel subsidy to members from England looking to make the long trip to key Better Together gatherings. The campaign started years ago, and we need to finally get serious about it."

"On the armed forces, I think it's vital for Conservative Future to improve communication and events with serving members. This will help promote the path as an honourable career choice to those members who're considering it and make sure that any misconceptions are tackled head on. These messages will also show that we're not an anti-military party and that despite the cuts, we can work with them to create positive community links and establishments."

"Finally, I am sick of all the division and internal disputes within The Conservative Party. Of course we're all entitled to our disagreements –we'd be betraying ourselves if we merely put up and shut up – but in this day and age such public disputes make us look weak and tired. I would draw people together in these crucial pre-election and referendum times as a calming force and help revive our strength and security as a modern progressive political party and nurture the youth wing to be an active example of the positive yet cautious change that made this party so great.

"These are testing times for our country, and an informed Scottish voice in the national executive is therefore imperative if CF is to play its full part in the fight ahead. I'll also be active and vocal in my defence of the UK, and really drive home that unionism is a progressive force for good. So let me make it even clearer - a vote for me is your way of voting NO to independence and YES to the UK."


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