An insight into the weird world of the Tories
This is a vastly entertaining story.
A student Tory who chairs one of their university societies used a racist term on twitter to describe one of the X Factor contestants. The following Tuesday, someone high up in the Conservative Party called him to tell him to issue a grovelling apology.
The student apologised, and then regretted doing so and resigned from the Conservative Party, prompting an outpouring of support from other grassroots Tory bloggers.
I don't know whether the most amusing bit of this is the whining by the student about how this incident shows how bad party politics is, or the fact that there are so many embarrassing student Tories out there that the Conservative Party feels it necessary to have a senior person on standby whose job it is to ring them up and get them to apologise.