CCHQ's conference note: Feel free to take an interest in fashion, but don't mention...ah...er...well, it begins with "E"
By Paul Goodman
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A Conservative MP I know was recently alerted by CCHQ to a website which suggested topics delegates might like to take an interest in at the fortcoming party conference.
It included "fashion".
It didn't include "Europe" (or the EU if you prefer).
As one does, he fired off an angry letter, and received a reply from Lord Feldman pointing out that he "did not sign off this website personally." The party co-Chairman added:
"Nevertheless, I will forward your thoughts onto our online team, who will certainly bear them in mind for next year. As this clearly is of concern to you and your constituents, I am sure that the Party's team will give consideration to removing "fashion" from next this list of delegates' possible interests."
I will leave it to our ever-alert readers to point out what he didn't give consideration to adding.