Now young Tories behind ‘Activate’ group are talking about ‘shooting peasants’

Leaks and muck from the new young 'grassroots' Tory group just keep on coming.

First they discussed gassing ‘chavs’ and using them as ‘as substitutes for animals when testing.’ Now it seems Young Tory activists behind the Momentum-mimicking Activate group can’t get enough of vilifying the poor. 

Fresh leaks, sent to Left Foot Forward, show Young Conservatives talk about ‘shooting peasants’ – before the conversation is cut off by someone who realises there may be leaks (but, only because there may be leaks – not because the conversation is abhorrent).

They also make fun of homeless people, laughing that a debating teacher ‘looks homeless’ and a ‘hobo’. No surprise for an organisation where membership costs £500.

The young activists also veer off into weird chat about sex education – including school ‘Celibacy Clubs’, which would appear to be a joke were not ‘Magnus’ other posts serious.


Far from being a grassroots campaigning organisation, Tory Momentum is increasingly looking like a forum for Tory teens to laugh at the poor – which, let’s face it, is probably perfect training for becoming future Conservative figures. 

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Josiah Mortimer is Editor of Left Foot Forward. Follow him on Twitter.

See also: Activate proves the Tories have absolutely nothing to offer young people 

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3 Responses to “Now young Tories behind ‘Activate’ group are talking about ‘shooting peasants’”

  1. LordBlagger

    Ken Livingstone – advocating killing people in Venuzeula.

    Do you really want to claim the moral high ground?

  2. Julia

    Their chat about killing people is totally horrific. You should have left it there. Not everyone will agree with their comments about unwanted teenage pregnancies or children’s wellbeing, but they are not ‘weird’.

  3. Julian Walker

    I have no desire to claim the moral high ground. I do think that Activate members should be exposed for what they really are. You are welcome to do the same re: Ken Livingstone if you have firm evidence.

  4. john shale

    As a retired teacher, I find the grammatical errors in these tweets upsetting.
    Where were they educated?

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