Youth politics has lived up to its reputation for viciousness in the past few days, with senior members of Conservative Future (CF) dripping poison about their ex-comrade, UKIP defector Alexandra Swann.
After the former CF deputy chair crossed the floor, young Tory boys (and Tory girls) have been queuing up to put the boot in — including outlets linked to Conservative Future chair Ben Howlett.
The Blue Guerilla blog, which backed Howlett in Conservative Future elections republished the infamous photo of Swann in a romantic clinch with her former boss, MP David Morris, complemented by their own side-serving of innuendo about UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Meanwhile Howlett-loving London Spin, whose editor Steven George-Hilley was exposed by Scrapbook for publishing vile anti-gypsy racism, has released post after post in a barrage of criticism from a range of non-entity “sources”, who describe Swann and other defectors as “self-indulgent”, “cowards” and “pure narcissist [sic]”.
As infighting turns to defections, realities of coalition compromise are taking their toll on the idealistic youngsters.
Tatler Tories and dreams of that A-list spot are, like, so 2008.