Grant Shapps says “This is serious, I need you to give me £10”

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:

£160,000 for a game of tennis with Boris Johnson and David Cameron

£45,000 for a bottle of champagne signed by Margaret Thatcher

£15,000 for a jar of honey made by Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire

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.




14 thoughts on “Grant Shapps says “This is serious, I need you to give me £10”

  1. Oh my – I’m laughing that much that I need my inhaler 🙂 He lives in a world of his own, or he should do!

  2. Reblogged this on Vox Political and commented:
    I find it particularly amusing that a party whose 2010 general election campaign was almost entirely funded by one man (Lord Non-Dom, I think his name was) is now warning that the opposing party is to receive a large amount of funding from one man.

  3. Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog and commented:
    A Littleecon here describes how Shapps is desperately trying to be a man of the people, whose party is funded through individual donations, in order to raise money against the threat of Labour getting more cash from McCluskey and the unions. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the mind of the average Tory member: absolutely terrified of state expenditure and the unions, the supposed threat of whom the Tories never cease harping on about. In fact, the Tories are almost totally funded by big business, and so represent their aims. They do not represent, and indeed have nothing but contempt for, the ordinary man or woman on the Clapham omnibus. As for Shapps needing a tenner, I’m surprised the unconvicted fraudster hasn’t far more, ahem, creative ways of generating this. Perhaps he could take it from the business he set up as ‘Mr Green’.

  4. “Len McCluskey”

    Soon to be Lord Len McCluskey, he can sit alongside that other fighter for socialist principles the ex-trade union leader and millionairess (and big Blair supporter) Brenda Dean, Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde.

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