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Britain’s bright Tory future

Going to the Conservative Future Christmas party was not my idea of a good night out. But it did offer a sobering glimpse of this country's future leaders

By Dan Hancox   January 2010

Tomorrow’s leaders: the Conservative Future Christmas party back in 2007

“What annoys me,” says a toff, “is your perception that the Conservative party is full of toffs. I mean, do I look like a toff?” he asks, apparently rhetorically. He looks like a toff.

This isn’t how I normally spend my Saturday nights: deep in the trenches of class war, spilled champagne underfoot, the bloody theatre of conflict that is Piccadilly Circus raging heedlessly outside. In a fit of misguided journalistic curiosity, I went undercover to the Conservative Future Christmas party in early December. I wanted to see the next…

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