Shocking Albanian Communist crime stats.

tBg's ongoing Albanian campaign has gathered some vital statistics on the Albanian Communist regime that may shock some. The potential EU member is currently denying It's people a referendum over the controversial General Election result in 2009.

5,577 (Five Thousand, five hundred and seventy seven) men killed with a trial or without being trialed at all with the death penalty. The regime classes them as, "the People's enimies".

450 (Four Hundred and Fifty) women killed with a trial or without being trialed at all with death penalty. The regime classes them as, "the People's enemies".

26,768 (Twenty six thousand seventy hundred and sixty eight) persons have been imprisoned for political convictions and reasons named as, "Peoples and Party enemies".

7,367 (Seven thousand and three hundred and sixty seven) women were imprisoned named as, "Peoples and Party enemies".

998 (Nine hundred ninety eight) men and women have died in political prisons.

308 (Three Hundred and eight) Men and women are certified insane because of the terrible tortures that were exercised against them and were also named as, "Party and peoples enemies".

50,000 (Fifty thousand) families were in internment, mostly elderly and children. Out of those, 7,022 (Seven thousand and twenty two) have died in the internment camps.

Conservative Future call on NUS President to stand down.

Pressure in mounting this evening on NUS President Aaron Porter to step down, after yesterdays violent protest organised by the NUS.

Conservative Future Deputy Clare Hilley said: "As Conservative Future Executive, we're calling on Aaron Porter to resign".

Clare went on to say: "The NUS organised and advertised this protest by calling it a ‘Demolition March’ - and they certainly achieved this aim... The reputation of the NUS was demolished by yesterday’s violence.

Hollow sound bites and pathetic excuses from the organisation’s President Aaron Porter speak volumes about just how out of touch the NUS is with it’s members. The only way to draw a line under this tragic state of events is for its current President to do the right thing and step down."

Howlett slams NUS violent protest.

Conservative Future Chairman, Ben Howlett, has called for "swift action" against those NUS officers and representatives responsible for yesterday violence at CCHQ.

"As representatives of the Conservative Party's student organisation we welcome the NUS' comdenation of those individuals who hijacked yesterdays protest and committed serious acts of violence and mindless vandalism during yesterday's protests. We now look forward to them taking swift action against those NUS officers who played their part.

And we call on the leaders of the NUS to recognise the fact that the vast majority of students, who did not attend yesterdays’ protest, do believe that those looking to enter university should share in paying for the cost of their tuition."

This is a complete disaster for the NUS. tBg is calling on NUS President Aaron Porter, to resign immediately.

Do you know those responsible?

Hope in Albania.

tBg has published an article written by Alfred Ppllumbi for a New York republican newspaper, on Scribd. Alfred Ppllumbi is a member of the Youth Democratic Council of the Democratic Party in Albania and a member of the Chairmanship of Democratic Party Zone 40 in the Albania capital of Tirana. He holds an MA in International Relations. The article gives some background information about Albanian politics running up to It's current political crisis.

Original newspaper edition.

Hope in Albania. By AlfredPplumbi

CF Co-Op election candidates announced.

Applications for the 3 Campaign Co-ordinators Positions have now closed and the following candidates have applied:

Conal O’Hare
Edward Turner
Fraser McFarland
John Campbell
Jonathan Cope
Joseph Barker Willis
Josh Oddi
Louise Powell
Douglas Pullen
Oliver Cooper
Patrick Sullivan
Peter McManus
Peter Smallwood
Serene Richards

All candidates have submitted an application form which will be circulated to all Regional Chairman and National Executive Members today and they will have 10 days to vote for 3 candidates they would like to work with over the coming months.

All candidates are able to campaign to the Regional Chairman and National Executive.

Tory Youth Chairman Ben Howlett told tBg: "It is great to see so many people wanting to get more involved with Conservative Future from across the country - members from North East, South West and Northern Ireland. It just shows that with the things we are already doing and the plans for the future, Members are seeing a real change in the way CF operates. We have already set a really fun year and I am pleased that some of the best activists are wanting to get more involved. Good luck to everyone."

Young Albanian fight to solve political crisis through referendum.

Potential EU member Albania has been locked in political crisis for one year. Young Albanians, among them many conservatives, are pushing the socialist regime to hold referenda elections if there should be a re-count of the vote from June 2009.

To begin the general referendum procedures, Albanian electoral law states that a request for a referendum is required with just 14 signatures on a petition.

The petitioning group should then be given the appropriate apparatus in order to get 50,000 signatures but the Albanian Central Elections Commission took a "politicised" decision and rejected the original request, though it is law for it to be accepted as 14 signatures were gathered.

Young Albanians like Andi Gjoligu are campaigning to have the people voice their will on the matter. Andi explains the situation to tBg.

"A wise man once said that "there are two passions which have a powerful influence on the affairs of men. These are ambition and avarice, the love of power and the love of money." In Albania, the love of power and money are combining to suppress our most fundamental rights. Criminals and tyrants are first getting all our money, then all our lands, and if left unchecked will most surely turn us and our children into their servants forever.

The events of the next few weeks, will determine if Albania is to "have a government which guarantees life, liberty, and property, or whether the country will drift into anarchy, confusion, and the dictation of aspiring demagogues."

A republic lacking a functioning parliament and blocking direct democracy is nothing but a dictatorship on the brink of anarchy

There is a lot to be said about this referendum in Albania, but I will try to highlight a few important chronological points.

1. From the last general elections of June 2009, the two largest political camps in Albania have been deadlocked over the results.
2. The opposition wants a recount; the governing coalition refuses.
3. Both camps have taken part in the manipulation of the voting process.
4. After a year of protests, failed negotiations, hunger strikes, fights in the parliament, and all kinds of political theatrics the crisis is alive and well.
5. The crisis has brought the political system and the economy to a halt.
6. As a result, a request for referendum was submitted to the Central Election Commission (CEC).
7. According to law, the CEC had 20 days to verify the signatures and equip us with the model forms required to gather 50,000 signatures.
8.On the 20th day we went to the CEC who said that the Ministry of Interior had not verified the 14 signatures.
9. At the Ministry of Interior they said they could not read our handwriting. We offered to help with any needed clarifications. They told us to go back to the CEC. The CEC told us they were too busy to help us.
10. Twelve days after the deadline had passed, the CEC held a meeting which resembled a communist style political court. (I have attached some thoughts on the meeting)
11. A week later the CEC provided an official answer saying that the request had legal confusion.
12. The CEC handed down a politically motivated decision.

During the entire time we have tried to engage the western international community but to no avail. I have attached the letters we sent them. For reasons beyond comprehension, the Western international community has played a deaf ear to our request to play a more active role. They are playing the same tune as the Albanian political class--complete indifference. This is very troublesome.

We expected our morally and philosophically bankrupt political class to oppose the referendum by all means, to end the prolonged political. The political class will not support the referendum because they are afraid of the will of the people. They do not want anyone to challenge their political monopoly.

We thought, however, that the western international community would support a grass-roots and non-political initiative The indifference of the international community is sending chills throughout the community of those who are working to peacefully reform the political system. There has been lots of talk about democracy in the past 20 years, but now that the young generation is trying to solve a crisis through direct democracy the international community is no where to be found. No support has been forthcoming, and there are no indications that any support will come any time soon. How should we interpret this?

We have not given up. But we are forced to reach beyond the local diplomatic presence by going directly to the main EU institutions.

Andi Gjoligu"

More to follow on the developing situation and the young conservatives plight in Albania.