Saturday, 10 January 2009

Shame on this Tory activist

Matthew Lewis, Chairman of Conservative Future and a graduate of Keele University, thought it would be a good idea to dress up as missing 5 year-old Madeleine McCann for a New Year's party. He even boasted about it on Facebook and, in spite of commenters' disgust, thought it was 'okay'. Lewis had aspirations to become an MP, but his career has been scotched as he was expelled from the Tory Party for his dreadful behaviour, though he claims to have resigned before he was pushed.

Matthew Lewis, left, with David Cameron


Though he has now expressed remorse for his actions, it is clear that persons of such immaturity and lack of compassion will be rightly condemned. He isn't the first young Conservative to display a crass, yobbish tendency, apparently their youth arm is well known for it, but this can be no excuse for his actions.


Mr. and Mrs. McCann, of Rothley, Leicestershire, have pulled out all the stops to try and find their lost daughter. We can only imagine their acute distress on hearing of Lewis's actions; the members of Leicestershire BNP send our sincere sympathies to them and their families for the hurt this incident must have caused them.

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