Interesting developments over the last few weeks with regard to Tory HQ and press office (CCHQ).
Following normal procedure, if the SKWAWKBOX has a story concerning Tory MPs, councillors, candidates etc, we call CCHQ to allow them to comment. Until fairly recently, that all ran smoothly enough – though no doubt to the considerable discomfiture of various Tory functionaries, as this blog has broken news of racist tweets by councillors, candidates who’ve never read the party’s manifesto and other embarrassments.
But for several weeks now, CCHQ has become a black hole. Phone calls for comment result in a request to email the query – and emails go out and remain unanswered, in spite of chasers.
This week, the SKWAWKBOX broke the story of a vile, racist tweet by the official Twitter account of Harrow Conservatives, which was quickly deleted and followed by panicked moves to try to obscure its source…
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