Tories organising meetings of invited guests only – invitations only made by telephone – to decide on policy and strategy
The corporate media are reporting this evening that Boris Johnson has ‘absolutely’ ruled out an early general election before Halloween.
What the media are not reporting is that the Tories are arranging secret meetings with key members and activists outside London. Attendance at these meetings – described as ‘hush-hush’ by one involved – is by invitation only. Those invitations are being made by telephone only, to avoid leaving a paper or electronic trail that might leak.
The purpose of the meetings is an ’emergency’ consultation on policies the Tories hope will help them fight off challenges from Labour and the LibDems in marginal seats.
Boris Johnson says he is ‘absolutely’ ruling out an imminent general election. Well, he would, wouldn’t he? This is the ‘leave’ politician who infamously had two statements ready on the eve of the EU referendum so he could support both leave and remain once he decided which would suit him best.
Meanwhile, on-the-ground activity being arranged with the Tories’ local elites suggests something different – as does their social media blitz this week.
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