Sunday, 11 December 2011

EXCLUSIVE: McDonough shuns Tories for YBF.

Conservative Future Chairman candidate, Dominic McDonough didnt turn up to the Feltham and Heston campaign day. He said he had a local action day to attend when asked to go by current Chairman and 2011 candiate, Ben Howlett.

tBg can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that McDonough didn't do either, but instead made a speech at a YBF event. tBg has recieved a screen shot of a conversation between two CF'ers. CF'er 2 is asked where Dominic and other candidate for CF Chairman, Nick Southworth are with regard to the campaign days.

EXCLUSIVE: The image received shows the text:

CF'er 1: "Great, was Dom and Nick there (Local Action day) as they were no shows here (Feltham Heston)".

CF'er 2: "dom was giving a talk at ybf so he was there, nick don't I know."


Anonymous said...

What a liar! Shocking.

He should pull out now.

Christina said...

Slightly odd title for this article - YBF *are* pretty much exclusively Tories (only 2 UKIPers were there)

Anonymous said...

At the event he confirm that his favourite Northern Irish politician was NOT Gerry Adams.

Stephen Hoffman said...

It might have been courteous of Ben to ask my permission before sending out the texts, which I sent to him in confidence, as I myself unfortunately couldn't make Feltham and Heston today, due to time constraints.

I was at YBF with Dom.Unless you've actually been to YBF or met dom in the flesh, to call him a liar is frankly either in my book offensive, misguided or just plain smearing. It certainly ignores the so called positive campaign being run. Myself and Dom don't want to launch into negative tirades, but what with problems with the voting system, lies being spread about us and our friends, we feel we have a need to speak up.

Dom gave a rousing speech on the Conservative movement as a whole and took questions from different perspectives. We heard from people like Eric Pickles and Dan Hannan who gave tour de force speeches. Considering Cameron's recent signs of bulldog spirit, it seems that the Party elites are starting to listen to all party members. Its time the elites in CF did the same thing, rather than smearing those who get involved with YBF.

There is life outside London. I think it shows Dom's character that he campaigned in Sunderland and has constantly done so. It's very easy to campaign in nice areas of London with your friends and just parrot whatever CCHQ tells you too. It's a lot harder to campaign on behalf of Conservatives without the help of CCHQ.

Ben was invited to YBF for a hustings, he turned it down. There seems to be a bit of a theme going on here, because Ben also pulled out of the Richmond event. Myself and Dom had both prepared ourselves to attend these hustings at great personal expense, so we could speak to the whole Conservative Family and understand why people feel outside the Conservative mainstream, or rather more accurately pushed out. I would like to ask those who frequently turn down hustings, what are they frightened of, do you not want CF to be the home of free debate.

I urge people, don't believe everything you read or hear on twitter, actually meet a person and then make a judgement. I have and this is why I am backing Dom for CF Chairman and I urge others who feel like me to do the same!

Anonymous said...

Bang on Hoff, too right!

Anonymous said...

ha! No wonder we call him 'Domal Blaney'. Dom and The Huff are a couple of YBF poodles, they band on about CCHQ control, but want to replace it with Blaney control. I feel sorry for them as they are both new to the game and have no idea of the hundreds of people who have made the same mistake. No wonder they lost so, so badly.

Stephen Hoffman said...

I've just come back from Feltham and Heston, where I was there from 1.30pm. I'm sure that all those involved in the Feltham and Heston campaign would be delighted to confirm this. So once again how about getting your facts straight.

I dont believe in top down control by everyone and neither does YBF. Perhaps you should attend the events and see it for yourself. YBF welcomes all views and indeed invited all those involved in the elections along.

Neither me or Dom lost badly. There was a 3% turnout and in my case I know of at least 80 web ballots, which should have been received and weren't. Since I only lost by 86 votes, this was vital. I congragulate Phillip, but if you think I'm going to shut up and leave the Conservative Movement, you've got another thing coming. I believe most CF members are principled and believe in debate and unfortunately many will feel cheated out.

It's not a mistake to stand for what you believe in. The gratitude Cameron received for his veto of the EU projects shows this.

I have worked across the country for the whole of the Conservative movement and will continue to do so. I urge you to as well, and maybe you could deign to do this by revealing your name.

Anonymous said...

YBF has produced some of the Tory movements most succesful political giants, look at the careers of Mark Clarke, Matt Richardson and Andre Walker. The Huff is following in their footsteps and we wish hum well.

Veritas 1 said...

Howlett appears to be a kaniving coward who I suspect is hiding behind the anonymous tag let us be honest he is London centric, I attended a social action project which he sent s tweet out and facebook status which he claimed to have attended but did not attend #liarcompulsiveliartookeenforphotosnotkeentogetposhhandsdirty

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