5/03/2010

Scare Leaflets in Broadland

News reaches me this morning of a group called the "Young Briton's Foundation", a supposedly non partisan organisation, who are delivering leaflets in Broadland with no imprint on them, with the clear aim of the content aimed at scaring people off from voting Lib Dem.

This is starting to make me think the Lib Dems are doing a lot better in Broadland than the Tories expected !

Update: It is claimed by one commenter to this blog that the Young Britons Foundation has as its president Tory MEP Daniel Hannan, who is well known for going on US TV to denounce the NHS. The YBF also appears dislike the NHS, supports torture or prisoners and other nasty things too. You know you're on the right side of the argument when groups like the YBF are against you.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://chrisjerrey.blogspot.com/2010/05/young-britons-foundation.html
It is not just here Nich-see link above
Yes they do seem rattled here.

Michael Heaver said...

From what I understand they are ran by Donal Blaney who is very close with top Tories including David Davis.

LibCync said...

They also have a full page ad in today's Times warning against a hung parliament!

Norfolk Blogger said...

Michael, this would be the same Blaney who wrote that we needed Fox News inthe UK to provide unbiased news ?

jailhouselawyer said...

Nich: I understand that the head honcho is the extreme right winger Donal Blaney, and even Iain Dale is linked to this organisation. However, I have not found any link with Daniel Hannan.

Recently, the Tory party distanced itself from the YBF when the media ran stories about its links to neo-Nazi groups.

Anonymous said...

As a CF member I detest YBF and Donal Blaney. Their brand of extreme conservatism are no longer welcome in the Conservative Party.

Anonymous said...

No imprint - they've broken the law. Even non-party stuff has to have a printers' imprint.

Adrian Windisch said...

I wrote similarly and posted a copy of the leaflet
http://greenreading.blogspot.com/2010/05/dodgy-leaflet-is-hung-parliament-scary.html

Their website gives a list of staff http://www.ybf.org.uk/about/staff/

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