Wednesday, 27 March 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Accusations of Class Discrimination Among Tory Activists.



A Tory Youth Deputy Area & Branch Chairman today sensationally stands accused of making 'classist remarks' whilst on the campaign trail during the Eastleigh by-election, tbg can reveal.

tbg was contacted by a deeply concerned Tory member about alleged discriminatory comments made and stated - "Our Party has been skirmished by the views of people like this in the past but it is important that (name) is not allowed to continue to discriminate in this manner."

Further investigation led to tbg locating one (of up-to four) eye witness to the alleged account of 'class discrimination' who is a Conservative Future branch chairman in Sussex.

The Tory Chairman told tbg - "We had spent an afternoon, five days before the Eastleigh by-election, posting leaflets etc. There were two locations we went to - the first was a suburban estate where housing was modest. The second was in the countryside where housing was clearly expensive.

"It was during the leafleting in the countryside that (name) said to me - 'I much prefer this sort of area, I couldn't bear to live near the sort of people we delivered to earlier today' - Not an exact quotation but very much in the realms of what was said."


It was with a sense of regret the Chairman felt he had to reveal such shattering information to Tories after the Party has been trying to weed out such attitudes for nearly a decade.

"I regret to give this information and that I do admire (name) commitment to the Party.

"I do believe that (name) means well, but (name) views on different socio-economic sectors of society are worrying."
- the local Sussex Tory Chairman added.

19 comments:

Captain Obvious said...

POLITICAL ACTIVISTS IN 'BEING TWATS' SHOCKER

Andrew Thorpe-Apps said...

It only takes one idiot to unravel the hard work done by activists up and down the country. Such a shame...

James Butcher said...

My name is James Butcher I am the outgoing Sussex Area chairman for CF. May I please make it clear that any accusations of such stupidity should be reported to me whereby I will take action against the individual concerned. If anybody is willing to name this person and testify that this silly remark has been made then I will investigate and act accordingly.

Anonymous said...

James maybe as it is a regional chairman who is being accused you are getting a bit above your station.

why not leave it to national to discuss.

Anonymous said...

Shock horror that someone has a view. Snobs exist in all parties (namely the left) get over it. 'Act accordingly'? are you serious? What powers would you have to punish this individual? The person made a comment in private, to someone they had no intention of offending. If they had blurted their mouth off to the press..fine. But they didn't. It's this sort of militant PC power hungry individual who are putting so many people off of CF. This meaningless accusation and frankly creepy lust for getting an article, only reaffirms leftist claims of Tory snobbery without any hard proof. Get a grip. As for the person that said it, go wash your Bentley!

Anonymous said...

Scratch away at the surface & most Tories are the same,especially in the South,Obsessed with money & possessions,No wonder people hate tories!

Anonymous said...

Why the sudden shock at Tories being up themselves?

Obviously they've never been to conference and told someone that they're from a City (that isn't london) The looks of disgust and "Do they even have electricity comments?" are aplenty.

Anonymous said...

Now I wasn't there when the commments where made but could it be possible that the person in question was making a joke? Just saying, overhearing things is not always the most reliable way to catch a conversation in context

Also to the people getting rather offended by the comments, I really hope you don't have Twitter or have been on any CF event, the comments made are probably the tamest thing I have heard and not as incendiary as they probably could have been

Anonymous said...

It's actually quite serious, James - not just a 'silly remark'. I'm disappointed in the way you seem to be batting the issue aside! Happened on your watch so maybe it's for the best that you're on the way out.

Anonymous said...

To think the guy that said this is a Deputy Chairman of an Area! He should be removed from that role immediately.

And this isn't someone's view - its their prejudice, which has no place in politics.

Anonymous said...

Oh, for heaven's sake, get over yourselves. If you're 'offended' by such remarks, you're essentially offended by every single person in this country who works hard and saves in order to move from housing estates to the country. Try pulling your bien pensant heads out of your well-cushioned arses for long enough to ask anyone who lives in the country why, precisely, they choose to do so. Nine out of ten will say exactly the same sort of thing the person here is reported to have said. It isn't 'disgusting', 'offensive', 'derogatory' or any other overblown epithet: it's mild snobbery and social aspiration of the sort which has kept the Tories in power for (cumulatively) longer than any other political in our history.

As for the 'deeply concerned' member, I'd be deeply concerned to have idiots like this knock on my door in the Conservative interest. If you don't know the difference between 'skirmish' and 'tarnish', you've no bloody right to be censuring anyone.

Grow up, and try getting to know the people whom you supposedly represent, rather than competing to see who can give CCHQ the deepest colonic lavage.

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Anonymous said...

Well said indeed, anonymous 12:09am

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Anonymous said...

Just goes to show that the "Nasty Party" is still alive and kicking.

It's to his eternal credit that Tony Blair in contrast to the Tory scum of this article has chosen to live, despite his fame and fortune, in a modest semi on the edge a council estate.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tony+blair+houses&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=nABUUaeoHabC0QWRioGgCg&ved=0CFgQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=942#imgrc=dh-6HAdPPav35M%3A%3BrNW2XDUwSrpkAM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fi.telegraph.co.uk%252Fmultimedia%252Farchive%252F00667%252F050508-gielgud-home_667976c.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%252Fnews%252F1927686%252FTony-Blair-to-buy-John-Gielguds-former-home.html%3B404%3B251

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Anonymous said...

As a friend of the accused, could I please air you on the side of caution. This story has been put out by his oppositions campaign maneger. it is an attack campaign not actual fact. TBG I would advise you to remove any names as this could lead to even more trouble.

Anonymous said...

I hope this apparent "senior" activist is dealt with by his party. He or she shouldn't be in a position of authority with views like those expressed above.

Anonymous said...

Knowing the accused well an having met him in Eastleigh, from my experience there is absolutley no truth in these accusations. It seems disappointing the individual responsible for this reformatory article cannot report it properly! The accused has ask ways even a hard working, dedicated and inclusive individual. Very disappointing indeed. If I were a synovial person I may think here is an ulterior motive behind this.

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