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Why on Earth would you do that?
I imagine because they support the Conservatives to some degree.
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I’ve recently been contemplating joining the Tory party and I just wondered what I might expect from a membership, apart from being able to attend the annual party conference?

I feel I need to do more to engage with local community and wonder if belonging to the local party will give me better access to community events. Our local MP is a Tory. My values tend to align more with the Tories, hence me thinking about joining.

I know it’s only £25 to join, but I still think it’s an important decision to make.
“If You Are Not a Liberal as a youth. You Have No Heart. If You Are Not a Conservative as an adult, You Have No Brain”
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No **** Sherlock
(Original post by Notoriety)
I imagine because they support the Conservatives to some degree.
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No **** Sherlock
It is funny also that the more sophisticated users of this site seem to be Tories. The ones guffawing at the idea that someone might be a Tory supporter ... well, they're 15 and don't know what GDP stands for.
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I'm 16
And Gross Domestic Product

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(Original post by Notoriety)
It is funny also that the more sophisticated users of this site seem to be Tories. The ones guffawing at the idea that someone might be a Tory supporter ... well, they're 15 and don't know what GDP stands for.
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What?
I was just replying to what you said.
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I don't care what you think about politicians. This thread is about OP.
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It is funny also that the more sophisticated users of this site seem to be Tories. The ones guffawing at the idea that someone might be a Tory supporter ... well, they're 15 and don't know what GDP stands for.
spat out my tea :rofl:
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Wow, there are so many Reds here.
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It is funny also that the more sophisticated users of this site seem to be Tories. The ones guffawing at the idea that someone might be a Tory supporter ... well, they're 15 and don't know what GDP stands for.
Well I'm 48 and sophisticated as ****, I also remember what GDR means but the thought of becoming a member of the conservative party appalls me.
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Well I'm 48 and sophisticated as ****, I also remember what GDR means but the thought of becoming a member of the conservative party appalls me.
What appals you about the prospect?
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So to clarify, there are no drawbacks of a student membership vs a regular one?
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The student membership is actually until 23 I think.

Essentially though you get access to any event or conference around the country (you can only vote for stuff in your local association) of which there are a lot. If your under 30 you also get access to any COnservative Future event which are more akin to your standard nights out normally. You can also be a local election candidate easily.
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You get to join a party committed to eliminating the structural deficit by 2015... Oops. Well, at least a party committed to attaining a budget surplus by 2020... Oops. Well, committed to attaining a surplus by 2023? Oops again...


Damaging incompetence in recent years aside, you get to join a party with a proud heritage of racist 'Labour neighbour' ("if you want a n***** for a neighbour, vote Labour") posters and slogans that the Tory candidate Mr Griffiths refused to condemn and which got him elected.


So many reasons to choose from!
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What appals you about the prospect?
Being associated with their policies
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I’ve officially joined.

Will provide a reflective account at some point in the near future.
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Oh cool, I joined today as well :woo:
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I’ve officially joined.

Will provide a reflective account at some point in the near future.
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Well I'm 48 and sophisticated as ****, I also remember what GDR means but the thought of becoming a member of the conservative party appalls me.
Sophisticated as **** and yet misspells appals. OK.
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Show the membership card to females, always results in them falling for you. Biggest benefit of membership.
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Sophisticated as **** and yet misspells appals. OK.
I assume that you didn't note the sarcasm within the statement.
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Excellent!
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Oh cool, I joined today as well :woo:
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I’m female.

Does it work the other way round?
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Show the membership card to females, always results in them falling for you. Biggest benefit of membership.
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