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Iain Dale loses out on Tory candidature for Bracknell

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  1. Simon Murphy 19 Oct 2009, 12:49pm

    So I presume they’ll just try to parachute him into another constituency to which he has no connection?

  2. Harthacanute 19 Oct 2009, 12:51pm

    Oh do shut up you vile little hypocritical man – it isn’t as if you don’t write for the Daily Mail and General Trust owned newspapers and weren’t complaining little more than a week ago that Downing Street admitting that Gordon Brown had a problem with his good eye had spiked your article for the following day’s Sunday Mail.

    Thank goodness the fine citizens of Bracknell had more sense that to select that blubbing imbecile.

  3. Dale’s accusation – that the Mail describing him as ‘overtly gay’ had hindered his chances – would only hold water if Tory voters were already homophobic; so I’m glad he acknowledges the true nature of the Tory party. And I love how indignant he is at the Daily Mail’s homophobia. It’s not as if they’ve been printing anti-gay articles for decades, is it?

  4. This really does piss me off – no connection with an area. How does one go from Norfolk to Bracknell? I would NEVER vote for anyone who had no local connection with the area its insulting.


  5. So Howard took 44 attempts to get a selection? Not do do with being Jewish, was it?
    A Thatcherite, neoliberal freemarketeer (and gay) friend of mine (yes, we had big rows!) was appalled when he found that his local Tory party members weren’t just rooting for the global capitalism he loved. He discovered some very nasty social attitudes, including towards himself.

  6. Brian Burton 19 Oct 2009, 5:20pm

    Ah! Die another Day like Mr Bond!

  7. I haven’t words to describe the insignificant extent of my disappointment.

  8. Brian Burton 19 Oct 2009, 7:22pm

    I say, I say. I say, My dustbin is absolutley full of Lillys. Why don’t I throw them out then? Cos Lilly’s wearing them!

  9. Iain will be selected for somewhere. It is still heartening to know that, as Ben Summerskill of Stonewall recently said, there will more likely be more LGBT MPs on the Conservative benches than Labour or the Lib Dems after the next election! A victory for LGBT people everywhere I’d say!

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