Local MP Chris Philp is organising a rave this week for his mate, Old Etonian millionaire Zac Goldsmith.Property fund expert Philp has been very busy lately, since being elected as MP to represent the people of Croydon South last May.
But not as busy as he has been in campaigning for himself and his chums in the Conservative Party.
Backbencher Philp ensured he fulfilled his role as lobby fodder last week, voting with a party whip organised by Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell to take £30 a week in benefits off disabled people. Goldsmith helped to vote through the measure, too, even though he’s supposed to be a patron of a charity for disabled people.
Outside parliamentary matters, Philp’s been busier still, though, drafting pamphlets for the ultra-right-wing Taxpayers’ Alliance on a scheme called Workfare, an uber-Thatcherite policy which will see benefits withdrawn from millions more.
And this weekend, Philp’s been sending out emails to people on the local Tory database, inviting them to come along to a party rally with the Conservatives’ candidate for London Mayor.
It’s all a bit hush-hush, though, as if it is some illegal rave being organised by shady characters, and where there will be too much Colombian marching powder available. Very Breaking Bad.
“Location details will … be shared with you in due course,” Philp’s email states, in a sort of knowing whisper. “We hope you can come along.”It’s a good job it’s this Thursday, the day after Tory Chancellor Osborne’s Budget, where man-of-the-people Gideon is expected to lavish even more tax breaks on the well-to-do – people like #BackZacAndCrack and Philp. Maybe Osborne will get along to Croydon to join in the rave?
If you want to register to find out where this spiffing Tory Party party is taking place, then follow the directions in Philp’s email: “To register to attend, please just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address.”
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