Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The Right People Back Cox

You may have noticed this advert on various political blogs:


Well look out for it if you havent. It's an advert for Craig Cox, a very sound, very ambitious and motivated Conservative. TB is backing Craig to be the next chairman of Conservative Future.

The Tories are in power now, no longer does CF have to be mere leaflet fodder for associations. No longer does it have to be about traipsing up steps and knocking on doors. Now CF has a chance to be a genuine political, ideological and motivational force and it needs a ideologically sound leader.

Ben Howlett is a great guy and TB thinks he will probably win this election. Ben has shown organisational skills that would have been brilliant leading CF in opposition. But now is the time for CF to make some noise, a loyal Cameroon councillor is the last thing the Tory youth wing needs.

They need a leader who is willing to speak out against the government, not a cheerleader. A leader who has learnt the tough lessons of how hard the left will go to smear and lie and distort, a leader who has cut their teeth and isn't afraid to learn from mistakes. For too long CF has been scared of fighting, too scared of breaking party line and too scared to really make a difference. But with the right figurehead all that can change.

Though TB is no longer a member and does not have a vote he would urge you all to take a look at Craig's
manifesto
and
website
and put that cross next to his name. It's time CF had a kick up the ideological backside and Craig is the man to do it.

6 comments:

Simon Harley
said...

Sound argument. Suddenly finding out you're not a member is a bit of a shock. It's enough to make you want to become a "friend of the party".

Michael Heaver
said...

Love Europe hate the EU in his YouTube video? Can't seem him getting too far in the Tory Party somehow..

Anonymous said...

Howlett is not a loyalist, he is an opportunist.

James
said...

Nice. This is the first assessment of the candidates for Chairman I have seen that actually focuses on ideology. A world away from the ridiculous playground smears and insults that have been flying around during the campaign, this clearly sets out the choice between the candidates - Howlett if you're a Cameroon, Cox if you're Right.

Personally, I agree with you; Howlett will win this. Cox's communication has not been strong enough, and he seems to have focused on stronger branding rather than getting out there and meeting members. People may sneer at Howlett's tours around the country, but it's probably what will win it for him...

Hermione H-C said...

Cox has my vote. I took one look at his website and ticked the box. Howelett's 'countrywide tour' has come nowhere near me, down in the south, and he's made far too much noise about the wrong things. I'm hoping Cox will snatch it and run.

truenewsuk
said...

surely another wealthy non dom is the answer keep0 him away from those nasty libs who'd have him pay tax! tories make hay while the sun shinesBig clouds on the horizon as their lamentable apology for economic policy comes home to roostany party ignoring the ordinary working person as all three currently do are missing out on an electoral bonanza which they would get if they gave the majority working class people a good reason to voteA LIVING MINIMUM WAGE CHECK OUThttp://truenewsuk.blogspot.com/

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