Iain Duncan Smith: He wanted to castrate a journalist – now he’s in danger of losing his seat.

Former Conservative Party leader – and Vox Political‘s ‘Monster of the Year’ for two years running – Iain Duncan Smith is becoming what used to be called a ‘dab hand’ on WhatsApp.

Only days after he was caught discussing the possible forced castration of a Buzzfeed journalist with Tory vice-disgrace Ben Bradley, he has been spotted pleading for help to fend off Owen Jones’s #Unseat campaign, which is focusing on his constituency in a festival, no less, in June.

Here‘s Buzzfeed‘s story on it, by the journalist whose assets Mr Duncan Smith wanted to seize, Alex Spence:

The former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has repeatedly called for help from fellow Eurosceptic MPs to fend off a campaign by the Guardian columnist Owen Jones to unseat him.

The ERG’s WhatsApp group was set up to help Eurosceptic Tory MPs support the government’s main Brexit departments, but Duncan Smith used it to appeal for help to campaign in his constituency on at least three occasions.

Duncan Smith’s impromptu calls for help to fellow MPs reflects both the Conservatives’ wider anxiety about their support in London and the South East and the weakness of their central campaign machine.

The party performed poorly in the capital in last year’s general election and Tory strategists believe several of its biggest names could lose their seats if the trends hold up — including Duncan Smith.

Owen Jones, the mastermind of the #Unseat campaign, has announced a two-day festival in Iain Duncan Smith’s constituency of Chingford and Woodford Green. Make a date in your diaries, folks!

Note that Mr Duncan Smith’s own message is overwhelmingly negative:

He has nothing useful to contribute and has only harmed the majority of the population. We should not be trying to unseat him – we should be trying to jail him.


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