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Monday, 8 February 2010

Conservative Future chariman suspended for Nazi gaffe

On Saturday, I blogged about the Tories Twitter Rules for Twits and the fact that the Conservatives quite obviously do not trust their candidates but given recent gaffes by Chris Grayling MP, George Osborne MP and their leader, David Cameron MP you can possibly understand why.

However on Saturday a slightly more sour gaffe was uncovered by the Yorkshire Evening Post, the chairman of West Yorkshire Conservative Future (the Conservative youth group) David Bolt, son of the deputy leader of the Conservative group on Kirklees Council, Councillor Martyn Bolt.

David had written in a monthly email newsletter - "In effect, we will form a CF Sonderkommando which will be available to blitz any areas......"

This choice of Nazi language is deeply offensive, especially to people in the large Jewish community in West Yorkshire.

To be fair to the Conservaives, David Bolt has now been suspended.  However all references to him on their website have gone, the Conservatives must realise that just airbrushing a problem does not hide the problem.

Is this another reason why the Conservatives want to approve everything before it goes anywhere?

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