Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Robinson declares CF Chairman race is 'back in the playground of youth politics'.

Front-runner for National Conservative Future Chairman Matt Robinson has hit out rival camps and their "desperate" attempts to derail his campaign.

tbg had earlier reported on accusations of discrepancies in Robinson's manifesto regards his time spent in the USA campaigning with Young Republicans and photo's on social networks showing him at the Democratic Party Convention.

tbg can exclusively reveal Robinson's no-nonsense response to the allegations where he makes no apologies for attending the convention:

"While I think it is absurd I should have to explain a three year old photograph taken out of context, I thought it best to put the record straight.

"Friends in the California Young Democrats invited me to attend the 2010 California Democrats State Convention in Los Angeles. While it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience attending the conference, it hardly constitutes campaigning for the Democratic Party, and neither should personal photographs taken in good humour.

"In addition, participating in the conference helped broaden and reinforce my own conservative political views. Political experiences like this one motivated me further to explore the nuances of policy, and led to my researching internship at the non-partisan, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars that summer in Washington, DC.

"It should also be noted, while living in California I campaigned in favour of 'Proposition 14', a vigorously contested 2010 Republican Party sponsored state-wide ballot initiative for open primaries, which was championed at the time by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"I make no apology for my attendance of this political conference, nor should I have to. People should look at the article for what it is, a desperate attempt from another candidate to discredit my candidacy for Conservative Future National Chairman. So much for all those 'clean' campaign commitments, it would appear we are definitely back in the playground of youth politics now."


CF Truth said...

Got any pictures of you with the Republicans, Matt?

Anonymous said...

I'm not voting for this chump. He could sell us out to the Labour party.

Anonymous said...

Well said Matt. Anyone who've been abroad knows it's the occasion to open you mind and that you cannot just apply the (political) pattern you have at home. It doesn't change anything to who Matt is except that, unlike most of the commentators, he knows what he is talking about.

Anonymous said...

Matt has totally missed the point here and seems to ignore the original story.

He said he campaigned with republicans in his manifesto when photos show he was with democrats, with no mention of this in his manifesto.

No one cares that you were at the democrat convention, or why.

Anonymous said...

Matt can you please put some pictures of you with the GOP to shut thee people down... I trust you have at least one?

Anonymous said...

If he missed this out of his manifesto, what other shameful secrets might he be concealing?

Anonymous said...

Concealing behaviour like this

Robinson and his slate have some pretty despicable supporters.

Home Counties said...

How can we trust a single word he says?

Anonymous said...

Where are the photos with republicans?

Anonymous said...

He makes things up to win votes. Vote Cooper.

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