Some time back I managed to get myself on the Tory Party spam list. I keep meaning to unsubscribe, but I also want to know what bullshit they’ll come out with next. Today’s message from Tory Chairman Grant Shapps was a particular gem. I knew it would be good when I saw the email subject – “This is serious”. That could only mean one thing – Len McCluskey. Shapps (or the Shappsbot random waffle generator that pumps this stuff out) goes on:
“This is serious.
The country’s biggest union leader – Len McCluskey – has this week promised to give Labour millions and millions of pounds of union money.
He’ll pay for their posters, their call centres, their leaflets – their campaign to get Ed Miliband into No. 10.
And if he gets his way, Britain will have a Labour government set on more spending, more borrowing and more taxes – putting the recovery at risk, crushing British businesses and costing jobs.
Don’t let Labour and Len McCluskey drag Britain backwards – donate £10 to our campaign today.
Unlike Labour, we’re not bankrolled by the unions. Instead, it’s individuals like you that fund our Party and help us campaign for a better future for Britain.
Labour and the unions want to try and outspend us in order to win the next election and make Ed Miliband Prime Minister. We can’t let that happen.
Donate £10 today and let’s secure Britain’s future.
I was almost starting to feel sorry for the poor hard-up Tories when I remembered they just managed to raise over £500,000 from just one fundraising dinner including:
And Shapps has the cheek to claim the Tories have to rely on funding from ordinary individuals! He would have to find 50,000 people to donate £10 just to match what they raised in one night from their latest fundraiser. Now Grant Shapps is never going to win any awards for sincerity, but this latest missive is even more laugh out loud preposterous than usual.