Sunday, 17 February 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Team Jasmine issue urgent statement from hospital bed on 'vicious rumours'.

Rahman slams rumours and is set to release manifesto next week

tbg can tonight publish an urgent statement issued by the Tory Youth Wing's hopeful National Deputy Chairman (Membership) Jasmine Rahman, whom is currently an NHS inmate.

"As some of you maybe aware I have become unwell and passed out at a few CF events recently, the reason for this is due to a personal health issue that is currently going through diagnosis; this sometimes causes me to pass out and require hospital treatment - in-fact I am writing this from a hospital bed at the moment.

"This rarely happens and diagnosis is coming along well but, as anyone would expect, I believed people would respect my privacy and show restraint and discretion to this rather than comment and spread vicious rumours around.

"It saddens me that I have had to publicly mention this, but feel I have no choice but to quash the unfair comments about me and to reassure everyone that this has no bearing on my ability to fulfill the role of National Deputy Membership should you elect me.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the National Chairman candidates; Matt, Oliver and Paul, who have supported me in this issue and would like to extend the thanks to those who have helped me in the unfortunate episodes in the past few weeks.

"I hope that after reading this, we can end the personally upsetting rumours and comments and provide me the privacy and discretion on a personal matter - a core underlying Conservative value.

"Looking forward; I can't wait to have the opportunity to meet more dedicated members of Conservative Future and am personally excited to publicly release my manifesto in the coming days!

"As always, Stay classy, Stay cool, Stay #TeamJasmine!


UPDATE 09:00 Monday 18/02/13

CF's National Deputy Chairman and election opponent Sarah-Jane Sewell has released an exclusive statement to tbg this morning regarding "systematic character assassination" toward Jasmine Rahman:

"I am deeply disappointed, as most of us are, to see some of the abhorrent comments being left regarding Jasmine on the comments pages. I would like to repeat once again that I have not, and will not, engage in any smears - never mind venomous and unfair personal attacks - against any of my opponents.

"It is my strong belief that elections are won or lost on genuine battles of ideas, not on a systematic character assassination. I would implore whoever is behind these posts to cease at once. You are only causing unnecessary stress and worry to all concerned.

"Furthermore, I would like to add my voice to the chorus of well wishes in hoping Jasmine has a swift recovery and makes a return to full health."


Anonymous said...

Where is Deighton's mention - LOLZ

Anonymous said...

So she's basically unfit to run CF and is looking for sympathy? Shame!!! Down with jasmine and Ellie for the win!

Anonymous said...

SJ to win, least she doesn't have issues and would be able to run CF. who needs someone who's unfit?! Idiot teamjasmine

Anonymous said...

Ellie doesn't have any health problems. Just FYI. #teamjasminesdaysareover

T Smith said...

This is so sad to hear. I will happily be #teamtotty's knight in shining armour. Does anyone know how she is? Surely CF should be sending well wishes to a candidate rather than smears? Shame on SJ and Ellie for not even sending well wishes on this thread. As for their supporters it's abhorrent behaviour on these threads. How would you feel if it were you? There are some serious issues coming out in these elections. Get well jasmine, from a seaside boy you've never met.

Anonymous said...

I'm appalled to say I'm a CF member after reading some of the comments. On a post specifically addressing certain issues the fact some vile creatures out there feel the need to leave such savage remarks is not only insensitive but also begs to question who they are coming from. A previous thread stated #teamjasmine trolls the blogs. I find that inherently hard to believe especially given that she is in hospital for crying out loud. It's abundantly clear her competitors are behind the smears. Lets get this straight guys, everyone will know after it all comes out once the elections are over. So enough with the abuse. Granted the others re getting negative comments but the ones aimed at Jasmine are seriously getting out if hand. Do you even have anything to say theBlueguerilla? If so, speak up.

Richard Holloway said...

Get well soon Jasmine.
To those from other groups posting and using this as a campaign issue, you should be ashamed of yourselves.

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Anonymous said...

The lengths aome people will go to to try and kick Jasmine out of this election are becoming phenomenal. Jasmine's done nothing but probably the most lively and fun campaign for a CF election in years. So she has some health probs, whoop de doo, it's hardly as if this will stop her from being an amazing membership Chairman so lets give her a fair chance to run and hopefully win. We're behind you #teamjasmine! And if idiots are going to troll pages like this with comments then I guess we'll have to do some trolling ourselves to make them go away. It's hilarious how people are now setting up their own #teamjasmine style campaigns for regional elections too. Clearly something is working jasmine!

A Conservative Councillor. said...

CF is supposed to be youth politics, turns out it's actually childish playground arguments. What a truly pathetic bunch of people. You are standing/campaigning for internal posts to manage a wing of the party, a wing which most of us take ever less interest in because of pathetic behaviour like this.

Seriously, grow up or sod off. You're an embarrassment to the party and god help us if you are our future and want to be Councillors or MPs. We already have image problems, you lot will make it worse. Just grow the hell up!!

Anonymous said...

Her annoying #teamjasmine campaign, which dragged on forever and ended with the biggest anti-climax, has already made me not want to vote for her. This latest news has no bearing on my opinion that she is not fit for the job. Most of CF can distinguish between pettiness and politics - the small minority of troll commenters are just sad individuals.

Edward G said...

@10.24am you're just as awful as the rest of them! Jasmine is clearly the best candidate for the job, her campaign isn't annoying it's the best Cfelects has seen in years. To all those who are jealously saying she isn't fit, go defect to the Labour Party. Plenty of MPs have illnesses as do people in jobs around the world, it doesn't make you unfit for a role it makes you resilient and a normal person whom can be related to. Why in hells name are horrid comments STILL being posted? Give the girl a break. Win Jasmine. You deserve it especially now after all the abuse and if you do continue to make vitriolic comments at least have the balls to put your name to them and not post anonymously.

Blue GORILLA said...

Get well soon #TeamJasmine.

Nice to see SJ in support of Jasmine getting well. Also please try and stop your supporters spewing vitriol. Same to VT some people from your branch have been very nasty here. Statement please.

James Deighton said...

Get well soon Jasmine. Don't let the trolls get you down they are just envious of your growing success.

I have spoken out repeatedly during these elections about the anonymous smears. These people aren’t cleaver they just give CF a bad name and put people off from getting involved.

Anonymous said...

Be the goat. #TeamJasmine

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