Monday, 26 July 2010

Simon Cavalier-Jones hits back.

Simon Cavalier-Jones has been quick to refute Ben Howlett's suggestion that he has been calling Howlett a supporter of racism and says the Facebook conversation is a fabrication by Team Howlett.

Simon states:

"Dear tBg,

Good to speak earlier, in terms of your article...

I wish to comment as follows: I entered the contest to become the next National Chairman for three reasons, to work to build our Membership and improve our image as a party. To get more support for branches by way of resources, training and support and to get funding to deliver this.

Sadly it would seem that my competitor is more intent on Fabricating stories about me and dragging our Party's reputation though the mud. This is everything I stand against, this is not Politics it's puerile. This kind of behaviour does not represent Conservative Future. It is destructive, selfish and nothing else.

As for the event's at Fridays hustings, I am aware that a group of people in the room singled my Girlfriend out for abuse during the proceedings. Numerous allegations have been bought to my attention over what was said, as I did not hear the comment's I will not comment, except as to say that any form of abuse is unacceptable.

I like the rest of the Membership care about the Conservative Party. Our focus must be on winning the referendum on AV, Campaigning in the London and European Elections and of course building to win a Majority at the next General Election. Let's fight Labour not each other."

tBg is aware of drunken planks at CF hustings. Whether these people are associated with Howlett or not is yet to be proven but tBg and has heard rumours that the 'original incident' is on video. The hunt is on.


Anonymous said...

Good to see Simon responding in a sensible and rational way. This kind of stuff is exactly what has kept sensible people out of CF and I hope he will change that.

LegoArmy said...

He's been impressive throughout the campaign and the only one who doesn't have the qualities of a professional political hack. A self-made businesman and a true tory - I have to say, he's impressive!

Met him at YBF hustings, and as someone who thinks cow dung has more productive value than CF - this is the guy who could change everything for the better.

The Oracle said...

I would suggest you look at Friend and Swann if you want answers.

Anonymous said...

Good to see, finally a sensible CF Candidate.

Nick said...

As someone who was at neither hust (like the vast majority of CF members) and has yet to make up his mind who to vote for, this all looks very pathetic to me.

Although I cannot comment on what happened at the husts, I can say that the candidates' constant criticism of one another on facebook and through these blogs looks very childish and worthy of the NUS at its worst.

I would advise the candidates to buck up their ideas or they may scar any future political careers they hope to have!

Anonymous said...

@ Nick, I don't think that's fair comment @ Simon. He is clearly showing that he can rise about this and wants to protect the organisation.

Anonymous said...

Kit Friend and Alex Swann do indeed have some answers to give regarding their racist comments.. i was there i heard it and so did a few others. From my understanding a fe journalists picked up on it too.. all very shameful!

but id like to keep my name out of these murky waters.

In anycase Simon, terribly sorry.

Simon said...

Just to make it very clear on this issue I have never accused anybody of anything.

Anonymous said...

Notice how Cox is the only one not getting involved in such childish tomfoolery...

Anonymous said...

Notice how Cox is!

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