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Conservative Future

Now I am sure that when I was voting in our ‘monumental’ CF elections I was wooed by the promises that there would be a concerted effort to make national CF events that everybody could attend (in essence, something in the Midlands) and that the organisation would not be so London-centric… Well, I was duped!

I have more correspondence from ConWayFor then I do from CF, I don’t think, since the elections, I have recieved one e-mail telling me what they intend to be, or rather are, doing. This is pathetic, a national organisation supposedly representing every Conservative under 30 and yet nobody knows what they are doing? I’m sure there is very adequate reasons for this, such as the usual, e.g lack of money, lack of time or even lack of effort.

I must admit that I voted for the Forward Together ticket as I liked what they said, they were a team and so would have clearly been able to work together, and because they seemed like they genuinely cared by going out of their way to make a website, get in touch, and just present what they wanted to do. It was more about us and less about them. To be honest, I don’t regret voting for them and I wish more people had because we wouldn’t have the ghost of a committee that we have now!

The committee need to get their act together, as it is no suprise that we are not, as an organisation taken seriously, by either the Party or the members. A word of advice, get in touch with the members or risk being slated with everything you try and do in the Party later on (although I must excuse ABB from this, she is working on causes on her own it seems).

July 7, 2008 Posted by | The Thoughts | , , , , | 1 Comment

Conservative Future

The American primaries and caucuses are happening right now in America, and for the past half a year or so we’ve heard non-stop how its “time for change” or, fancy a bit of “change you can believe in”? The problem with elections nowadays is that everybody is saying the same thing! What better example of this than in the UK, centralised politics leads to everyone stating they have a “vision” and need “time to deliver their promises”, quite frankly, sometimesĀ I sit and think politics is getting a bit boring.

And now to make it worse, with the Conservative Future elections in full swing, how many more times am I going to hear “I wasn’t born a Conservative” or “I wasn’t brought up Conservative”, should I be sat here rejoicing in the fact that someone else made a conscious decision to join something they agree with?! If that is the best possible tactic to get voted for then there is worrying times ahead for us young Tories. The election in 2030 and we hear at every speech “I wasn’t born a Conservative”, we haven’t got a chance.

Change the tune, its like a broken record.

*And if anyone is interested in the votes that I have decided on, I am going to vote Matthew Richardson for the top job, and I’m largely undecided for the NME, until IĀ hear someone say “I was born a Conservative, and I’ll always be a Conservative”. Or even just, “I want your vote so that I can…” – Come on, someone help me out here!

February 22, 2008 Posted by | The Thoughts | , , , , | 2 Comments