It was reported in today’s news that the West Oxfordshire Conservative Association (WOCA) Chairman, Christopher Shale, was found dead in a portaloo at the Glastonbury festival. This is tremendously sad and my thoughts are with those who were close to him.
After digging a little deeper, it appears that this news follows the publication of an article that portrays him as being critical of the Conservative association. The headline in today’s Mail on Sunday (seen here) reads “There’s no reason to join the Tories. We’ve come over as voracious, crass, always on the take”.
David Cameron is later quoted as saying “A big rock in my life has suddenly been rolled away” but, according to the article, he will be in the significant minority who care.
“[Christopher Shale] claims that the country can be divided into two groups, ‘politics heavy’ people and ‘politics light’ ones who aren’t interested in the subject except at General Elections. He calculates that 98 per cent of the population is ‘politics light’ and that ‘politics heavy is a big turn-off for politics light people.”
Unfortunately for him, if his calculations are correct, there are not many who are going to miss him.
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