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.

  1. Since her main contribution to political life has been to produce a blog whose main aim seems to have been to showcase her legs and unashamedly market her sex appeal as ‘Tory Totty’ I don’t think the earth is going to move for Farage in terms of the electoral landscape.

    Still, I’m sure such a vapid, airheaded self-publicist will enjoy being a bigger fish in a smaller pond, but happens when the ego-massaging is over and power is still a very long way away.

    Well, there’s always Nick…

  2. Mike Baldock says:

    So, according to Bedd, presumably being a ‘vapid, airheaded self-publicist’ is the way to get ahead in Conservative Future then – seeing as Ms Swann was their Deputy Chair.

    Doesn’t say a lot for the rest of them…

    Perhaps when they grow-up, the rest of them will move to a Party with some principles as well…

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