Lord Ashcroft frozen out, again

28 August 2012

12:31 PM

28 August 2012

12:31 PM

The Tories’ shadowy donor-cum-puppetmaster has been given the cold shoulder, yet again. Taking full proprietor privileges at ConservativeHome, he’s taken aim at young Dave’s departed brain, Steve Hilton. It seems that the guru has left the Lord of Belize off his Republican National Convention party guest list:

‘Apparently, the event to be seen at is to be hosted by none other than Steve Hilton. Unreliable rumour has it that he has taken for the occasion an enormous house on Tampa Bay’s prestigious Harbour Island. What can he be up to? Clearly he is keeping his hand in. Unfortunately my invitation has not arrived so I can report no further for the time being.’

Mr Steerpike witnessed the Prime Minister cut the good Lord stone dead in a corridor at the Tory party conference last year, and he’s not having much luck abroad. Being a banished billionaire must be tough.

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  • EGrogan

    To quote the true Steerpike: “Don’t be frightened, My Lord. It is only a boy from the kitchens.”

  • Henry Lawson

    Ingratitude brings its own rewards. DC should get over his hangups over Ashcroft and others who helped him get to where he is today.

  • ScaryBiscuits

    Will Ashcroft follow the other donors and support UKIP?

    • Faceless Bureaucrat

      One lives in hope…

  • giles

    surorised the speccie is getting so nasty!!!

  • Faceless Bureaucrat

    Cameron will rue the day that Ashcroft decides he has finally had enough of the posturings of the ineffectual poseur he effectively put into No.10 thanks to his ‘Target Ward’ funding ahead of the last GE. Never a good idea to bite the hand that has fed you for so long.
    Hell hath no fury like a Tory Billionaire scorned…

    • tomdaylight

      Ashcroft has suffered from his influence being vastly overstated prior to the election and his abilities being vastly understated ever since. He never was and never should be the be-all and end-all of Tory strategy and funding but the man has a lot to offer as you can see from the excellent research he provides the Conservative Party free of charge.

  • Steve Tierney