The Tory Party has had more than its fair share of problems with youth organisations connected to them over the years. After the Federation of Conservative Students was forcibly disbanded, all seemed well until the bullying scandal and the disgrace heaped on the Young Britons’ Foundation (as well as groups more directly linked to the party). Now The Blue Team is trying to ape Momentum, and it’s not going well.
Tory youth wing leader and pretend “personality” Stephen Canning has been suspended from the party after an incident reported by the Mirror: “Stephen Canning has been suspended pending an investigation into an incident in a London nightclub, during which it was claimed an MP’s staffer was ‘struck’ … It’s claimed a researcher for an MP had called an ex-girlfriend a ‘slut’ … It’s claimed Mr Canning’s hand ‘made contact’ with the ex-boyfriend’s face, but only in self defence … The alleged incident took place at Maggies, a Margaret Thatcher themed bar in London, three weeks ago”.
It's being claimed he wasn't there ...
Undeterred, it seems Canning was still up for organising another networking event, which happened last Tuesday. Again, there was trouble; the Police were called. But the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his rabble at the Guido Fawkes blog played down the incident as nothing more than “a girl-on-girl fight”. We soon discovered the true story.
The Great Guido had been spinning for the Tories, passing off the fracas as something minor. But, as so often, it is what the Fawkes massive leave out that is most important. And what the Fawkes mob left out was the race hate part of it. The same thing that has bedevilled Tory youth groups for decades is still there.
... he and his pals pretended it was something and nothing ...
This was shown in the HuffPost’s report, which tells “Police were called to a night out for young Conservative supporters after a fight broke out following the arrival of a party member who had claimed ‘Islam poisons the mind’”. That same person shared a graphic claiming Islam equalled paedophilia, rape, beheadings, burning people alive, FGM, hostage taking, honour killing, slavery, oppression of women and Jihad.
... and look at the state of the one who saw nothing
Also present was Michael Brooks, who “is reported to have posted a graph to the group [Facebook group called the Young Right Society] showing a supposed increase in the population of sub-Saharan Africa with the caption: ‘Planet of the Apes isn’t science fiction, it’s a warning’ … He also described himself using codes associated with Nazism”.
So who would want to be associated with that kind of gathering? Well … “Also present were James Price of the TaxPayers’ Alliance and Matt Kilcoyne of the Adam Smith Institute - both of whom gave speeches”. The Fawkes blog alleges that the Mail on Sunday’s not even slightly celebrated blues artiste Whinging Dan Hodges was also in attendance.
There was even a link to the bullying scandal
Which is ironic: Desperate Dan is the first to lay into Labour for any kind of perceived or even alleged hatred, yet there he was, along with those pillars of the New Conservatism, at an event attracting racists and bigots. There was even a Tory Bullying connection.
The cops were called by one Marina Muttik. Who she? Ms Muttik is the young woman in the photo of Elliott Johnson and a laughing Mark Clarke. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chse, and all that.