Monday, November 26, 2007

Sajjad Karim MEP: Goes Home to the Tories II

There are some choice pieces of Cameron bashing from Karim reported over at LDV. His Lib Dem website appears to remain in Libdemologist control also. But his blogspot may be a different matter. This Ealing Southall gloating for starters:

After the Palace it was back to Ealing for some more last minute help and then to the count to witness a good result for us after only a
three week campaign but a very poor result for David Cameron and the Tories!!

And this one of which the last paragraph seems to have become and instant hot favourite with those LDV people:

The rise of, increasingly violent Homophobia in Europe -- and its neighbourhood -- is deeply worrying. It is high on the European Parliament's agenda following a crucial vote in April to condemn the rising phenomenon. Sadly, only one British Conservative MEP voted for the resolution, the rest present voting against or abstaining. This is in sharp contrast to Liberal Democrat MEPs , all of whom voted for the resolution. Sadly, that solitary Tory was not one of my North West colleagues.
With their failure to support a resolution condemning discriminatory remarks by political and religious leaders targeting homosexuals, the Tories have shown their true colours. Tory apathy in the face of rising homophobia should come as no surprise as, today, the Conservative camp is rife with contradiction.
Whilst Cameron attempts to paint a glossy image of a gay-friendly party in the UK, he is also desperately trying to get into bed, at European level, with Poland's openly homophobic 'Law and Justice' party. I just hope the British public see Chameleon Cameron for who he really is!!!

Sajjad Karim worked very hard indeed for the priority nomination from the North West Lib Dems. He threatened to walk when there was a ruling on the date of membership vs voting rights issue which he thought favoured Davies*. His supporters were out in their special livery at conference (above). He also posted an expensively produced DVD to every member ahead of the priority ballot.

* Greg Stone Says: November 26th, 2007 at 11:08 am
I understand Saj threatened to defect (to Independent, he claimed) a few months back, after the ruling on qualifying period before members can vote in selections was agreed. (Comment at LDV)

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