Tory ‘Election Guru’ Who Called David Cameron A ‘Posh C*nt’ To Be Knighted

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The man who masterminded the Tory Party’s 2015 election success has reportedly been included in the New Year’s honours list.

The news has been met with frustration online, with many declaring that the decision demonstrated the cronyism of the honours system.

It is also a confusing choice to reward a man who allegedly referred to David Cameron as a ‘posh cunt‘ and a ‘tosser’, a claim made by Lord Ashcroft in the now infamous Call Me Dave.

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Alexandra Runswick, director of a campaign group for democratic reform, Unlock Democracy, has spoken of her disgust at the news.

She told the Sunday Times that the decision ‘demeans the honours system and undermines trust in politics.’

She added:

The honours system is supposed to be about rewarding public service. David Cameron is using it to reward a lobbyist.”

The internet is also less than impressed.

The first political own goal for 2016, and we haven’t even reached the new year. Big tick to the Tory government for efficiency I guess.


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Kieron Curtis

An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest... not forgetting his time at ASDA.