Local Tories aren’t known for their internet skills. Suffice it to say that Hampstead Town Conservatives either have a mischievous sense of humour or no clue what they have let themselves in for. Scrapbook understands that internet blogger Guido Fawkes is to play raconteur to NW3 Tories in the flat of society osteopath Fiona Lafferty.
A promotional poster features an amusingly selective biography, completely ignoring the blog’s “still in opposition to the government” post-election exploits. Recent attempts to unseat the first Conservative foreign secretary in 13 years (and succeeding with his adviser) are described euphemistically to Tory activists as:
“single-handedly reducing the budget deficit by £30,000 last month by cutting Foreign Office personnel requirements”.
Still, it shouldn’t take much to pull the wool over their eyes for a few hours. Judging from their website, the fantasists appear to be operating under the delusion that Hampstead and Kilburn has a Tory MP. Or perhaps left-wing Labour MP Glenda Jackson has gone rogue?
At the time of writing, William and Ffion Hague are yet to RSVP.