tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post4783118859358325080..comments2008-09-08T00:38:19.459+01:00Comments on Tory Bear - right-wing political gossip: And so it continues...Harry Colehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05099597763862011749noreply@blogger.comBlogger10125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-74250119118729062662008-09-07T23:07:00.000+01:002008-09-07T23:07:00.000+01:00Excellent stance by Adele. She is completely righ...Excellent stance by Adele. She is completely right.Caroline Hunthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15745105068421166688noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-68743285214688076312008-09-05T18:31:00.000+01:002008-09-05T18:31:00.000+01:00She's right!<br><br>I guess some members of the Ex...She's right!<BR/><BR/>I guess some members of the Exec just don't realise how big some of their proposed 'regions' are.<BR/><BR/>We don't need these changes. The current system works fine.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-29098478448402234422008-09-05T16:08:00.000+01:002008-09-05T16:08:00.000+01:00Considering how badly CF is organised currently, i...Considering how badly CF is organised currently, it's a ridiculous idea to introduce regional chairs. Until the people running CF have learnt some social skills and gained some common sense CF will not be run well no matter what system is put in place. I have been to numerous events where those who have organised the events have cancelled the event but not told anyone, or just haven't shown up, and on one occasion I waited outside a station in the rain for 15 minutes before ringing the organiser who told me that he wouldn't be coming. I am not well known in CF and as a result I have felt uncomfortable at CF meetings and events, as I feel that CF is run by an elite who aren't interested in talking to members of CF who aren't a member of this elite. When facebook invites for the Boris CF party were sent out I wasn't invited, despite the fact that I had met the organiser through campaigning for Boris, and we were facebook friends, which I felt came down to the fact that I wasn't a member of the CF elite. When I joined CF I wasn't contacted and the only reason I managed to get involved was because I happened to know a local councillor. For new members who have no contacts within the party it is very difficult to get involved, because CF does not reach out to new members. In fairness I must say that there have been a few members who haven't ignored me and who have engaged with me at meetings, for which I am grateful, but these people are few and far in between, and I am frequently put off attending CF events by those members who have felt it necessary to be rude and turn their noses up at me. <BR/><BR/>I didn't join CF to be made to feel like an outcast. I joined to make a difference and because I wanted to help elect a Conservative government. However, all that CF seems to be interested in is backstabbing and bitching.<BR/><BR/>As for the NME who have dealt with this situation very badly, you would be treated by the CF members much better if you just told the truth. Even if people don't agree with what you have to say they will be much more forgiving if you are upfront about it rather than having to hear about it on an internet blog.<BR/><BR/>Phew. Just wanted to get that off my chest.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-15743542710450267522008-09-05T09:09:00.000+01:002008-09-05T09:09:00.000+01:00Owen was too busy complaining about Steve, I think...Owen was too busy complaining about Steve, I think.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-31432955996622225322008-09-04T22:55:00.000+01:002008-09-04T22:55:00.000+01:00Adele, your letter has delighted me. Personally sp...Adele, your letter has delighted me. Personally speaking I am huge fan of Micheal, but the way this has been handled has been disappointing.A lot of people are unhappy about the way this has developed and though I doubt they would leave the party over this, it certainly dampens their enthusiasm. Any reform should be a long drawn out affair with the maximum amount of consultation.Paulnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-54657267654152825262008-09-04T22:17:00.000+01:002008-09-04T22:17:00.000+01:00"We will not attract new members by re-writing the..."We will not attract new members by re-writing the constitution but by being proactive, visible and approachable."<BR/><BR/>This isn't a re-writing of the constitution, this physically changes who is in control of branches across the country and can only help in making branches MORE suitable to local members and potential members - making local branches more approachable.<BR/><BR/>A system of RCs and ACs is a brilliant idea.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-72201653429129826112008-09-04T21:03:00.000+01:002008-09-04T21:03:00.000+01:00I spoke to Adele about this directly which is why ...I spoke to Adele about this directly which is why I got left off the email.Owenwww.owenmeredith.co.uknoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-63636490605972494562008-09-04T21:02:00.000+01:002008-09-04T21:02:00.000+01:00bet she'll be gagged or poisoned before the meetin...bet she'll be gagged or poisoned before the meeting by gollumAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-6518553614656544062008-09-04T20:46:00.000+01:002008-09-04T20:46:00.000+01:00Adele well done for making your stance absolutely ...Adele well done for making your stance absolutely clear, even if you did not intend your email to end up on tory bear!<BR/><BR/>You are right in all that you have said here, especially when you point out people will vote with there feet, I know of "a few" already ready to do this<BR/><BR/>I believe you will be voicing a lot of members opinions when you speak at the nme meeting, don't let them intimidate youAlex Agiushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12762019079186626341noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-84551665980242598882008-09-04T20:00:00.000+01:002008-09-04T20:00:00.000+01:00has owen been fired? or just leaved out cause he i...has owen been fired? or just leaved out cause he is a tool?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com