Worth paying £5 to join conservative party in hope of bringing Boris down from inside

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bantocight
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The tories did this to labour, joining the labour party and voting Corbyn as leader convinced he'd never be able to win labour a general election.

Wondering if the reverse could be done? Looks like in 3 months of joining you have voting rights in the leadership, and might even be able to deselect your local MP if you have the numbers in your constituency.

To ease my conscience I could also donat £5 to the libdems.

Worth doing, or waste of time?
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On a large scale yes, but one person joining a party with thousands of members I don’t think is enough momentum to bring them down.
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On a large scale yes, but one person joining a party with thousands of members I don’t think is enough momentum to bring them down.
for sure, that's why we'd need a campaign that goes viral like the reddit gamestop one.
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for sure, that's why we'd need a campaign that goes viral like the reddit gamestop one.
Interesting concept, I think the movement is out there to do it, it’s just getting word out and actually getting it done would be the hard part. I can see it working though, for sure.
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Your going to be out of luck if getting rid of Boris is your goal.. There isn't any way that you can influence this due to the way the party works.

Were he to be subject to a vote of no confidence, and loose, he would be gone. He then can't stand again in the next leadership race - so his future never reaches you as a member.

But you would be then able to influence the next choice of leader after Boris. You'd get a say out of the final two candidates. And as you mention you'll also get a say in some local issues.
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I might give it a go, and tell all my friends I've done it and why, maybe some more will join. Not much to lose really.
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I might give it a go, and tell all my friends I've done it and why, maybe some more will join. Not much to lose really.
The only real negative would be that were it to happen on mass you would give the Conservative party a big thing to boast about. Labour have enjoyed capitalising on 'the largest party in Europe' since their membership boomed around the Corbyn election. How many of those members were really supporters doesn't really matter to the general public, all they see is the marketing headline the party uses.
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The strategy seems based on the assumption that the Conservatives are unable to identify detect mass entryism attempts and lack the ability to effectively implement their own counter-entryism strategies.
Remember what happened when Arron Banks attempted to lead an exodus of supporters of the leave.eu campaign and disenchanted ukip figures into the Conservative Party? :holmes:
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(Original post by bantocight)
The tories did this to labour, joining the labour party and voting Corbyn as leader convinced he'd never be able to win labour a general election.

Wondering if the reverse could be done? Looks like in 3 months of joining you have voting rights in the leadership, and might even be able to deselect your local MP if you have the numbers in your constituency.

To ease my conscience I could also donat £5 to the libdems.

Worth doing, or waste of time?
would you mind providing a link so i can understand what you mean by joining a party and getting voting rights for the cost of £5?
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would you mind providing a link so i can understand what you mean by joining a party and getting voting rights for the cost of £5?
Under-26 membership fee is £5 a year:

https://www.conservatives.com/join
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Yes do it and then vote for the furthest right candidate available.
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I think it's a good thing for anyone interested in politics to join a party and become more engaged with our democratic process. Doesn't even particularly matter which one you join.
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Spectacularly petty, ineffective and a waste of money.. not to mention it ironically helps the organisation you dislike.

What is this nice conspiracy about the tories putting corbyn in though? :lol: as opposed to middle class, ignorant, champagne socialists. after all, neither they nor him particularly represent the old (or even new) labour.
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The Conservative Party does not have a vacancy for leader. The selection process is largely governed by MPs, who had the mental illness in large numbers to support Mr Johnson when there were other Brexit supporting candidates who are at least less incapable. If Michael Gove had become leader, think about how much better the pandemic response would have been, even though he is the rudest man in politics.
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