and, indeed, for me as a Conservative!
Ever since I have been active in the Party, the perception that friends and other associates have of our party has bothered me. I have never accepted that most in the Party are rich, snobs, out of touch etc. The Conservatives in Hounslow are living proof of this.
I was hugely embarrassed by the stories in the Telegraph earlier today. Some of the claims mentioned simply look incredibly out of touch to most people.
Whilst in my pursuit of getting Alan Keen to explain why he needs a second property to fulfil his role, I have genuinely been less interested in what goes on in other constituencies. This episode clearly changes those feelings for this is hugely damaging and do not wish to defend any of the claims mentioned.
The big saving grace for me today was the Leader, David Cameron. Leadership at its best. I agree with other bloggers that any Leader would have been annoyed had they been in his shoes today.