Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, aka The Black Farmer, has certainly ripped up a few trees with a freshingly frank interview in the Observer yesterday
In the article the Conservative candidate for Chippenham calls David Cameron a “posh git” and says he doesn’t like the whip system that prevents MPs voting freely.
Predictably some Conservatives are upset, but if the debate on Tory blog Iain Dale’s Diary is anything to go by, many of the grassroots activists are rather looking forward to this “maverick” shaking things up in Westminster.
Could it be that the media are in more of a lather about Emmanuel-Jones’ candour than the party faithful?
Although it’s interesting to note that the ConservativeHome blog apparently didn’t trust it’s own followers enough to debate the topic, failing to open a reader comments section for this story.
Emmanuel-Jones may not be such a maverick anyway. His advice to his party leader – not to surround himself with fellow Old Etonians – is the same counsel that other commentators have offered Cameron, albeit with less panache than the Black Farmer.
We wish Emmanuel-Jones all the success in his now-stated aim to become a Conservative government minister. He may make sausages, but we’re less likely to get porkies with him!
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