Conservative leaders are extremely concerned about the results of Thursday’s local elections because it seems they don’t have to cash to run their usual campaigns.
It seems clear from this that they don’t believe for a moment that their candidates could be elected on personal merit. See:
The Tories could lose as many as 1,000 seats in this week’s local elections, as the party reportedly faces running out of cash.
Party bosses fear they face losing up to a quarter of their 5,521 council seats across the country, according to the Sunday Express.
And the party’s chief treasurer is thought to be in “complete despair” because both Remain and Leave-backing donors are holding back their money.
So who do you think they send in to try to calm the masses and get them voting for their over-privileged overseers?
If you guessed an overpaid but poorly-educated mophead with all the charm, poise and social grace of a semi-shaved orang-utan, then you guessed right.
Here’s Boris Johnson:
Once you get going you will find that canvassing in a British high street is as enjoyable as any other contact sport – and even more exciting, in the sense that you can never be entirely sure who is going to be on your side. As you weave from shop to shop in a kind of rolling maul, you develop an instinct about the members of the public who loom into your path. Sometimes you need to deploy the old side-step; sometimes you palm them off with another member of your team. But most times you will want to commit wholeheartedly to the tackle – thrusting out your garish campaign bumf, clasping their hand, and inquiring joyfully whether you can count on their support.
In case you haven’t worked it out (and I don’t blame you) he was making his case in a Torygraph article entitled Don’t take out your Brexit frustrations on our hard-working Tory councillors.
As a local newspaper reporter, I’ve had personal experience of these so-called “hard-working Tory councillors”.
One of them was a man called Chris Davies. He represented the Conservative Party on Powys County Council for several years and was a useless yes-man for the Cameron government. As far as I know, he never once spoke up in support of the under-privileged and vulnerable people of the county who needed help.
In 2015 the people of Brecon and Radnorshire, sick of the Liberal Democrats’ collusion with the Tories and the murderous hardship it had wreaked on ordinary folk, ejected their former MP – only to get Mr Davies instead.
And now he is a criminal, convicted of expenses fraud, awaiting the result of a petition to remove him as MP and have a by-election. He is a disgrace.
That is my experience of “hard-working Tory councillors”.
The Tories deserve to lose a lot more than a paltry thousand of them.
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