"Over the years we have come across as graceless, voracious, crass, always on the take"
"collectively we are not always an appealing proposition".
"Over the years we have come across as graceless, voracious, crass, always on the take."
He concluded that people don't join because they "think we'll beg and steal from them. And they're right".
"When we are together we are not always a group of people to whom many of our potential members are going to be magnetically drawn."Their solution: snob appeal and corruption?
One idea was for "The PMQ DIY Lunch: Bring your own sandwiches to watch PMQs in a different fine country house in the constituency (by courtesy of a PPC member) every week; glass of wine, cup of coffee, informal discussion, yours for a fiver".
He also proposed party supporters are given access to politicians in the US in return for cash. "We might have 'Just Another Ordinary Day: We'll organise it but choose how you get there, stay where you like for as long as you like and on one of the days breakfast briefing with a senior staffer, tour of the White House, lunch with a senator … yours for cost plus a £1,000 donation to Woca."
Who is this guy? Well, until he was found dead in a toilet at Glastonbury Festival this weekend (and what an indictment of the so-called 'alternative culture' that Tories feel welcome there), he was in charge of West Oxfordshire Conservative Association. Its MP? One David Cameron.