The non-partisan and independent campaign group, TheKnow, has been banned from the Conservative Party Conference. The group which seeks “to engage people from all walks of life, across the political spectrum” has been banned for “political reasons.”
TheKnow Facebook page states:
“TheKnow Campaign has been officially ‘banned’ from this year’s Conservative Party conference for “political reasons”, according to Lizzy McDowell the Conference Sales Manager.
“Considering that half of our supporters are Euro-Concerned Conservatives, we want to know WHY? What is Dave afraid of? Perhaps he knows we are right and that those in TheKnow will vote NO at the forthcoming referendum. Don’t worry Dave, we’ll make sure our presence is felt at your conference.”
The campaign specifically states that it is “open to a successful renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership” although it believes “a satisfactory deal is highly unlikely” and as such advocates “a ‘No’ vote as the best possible outcome of the upcoming referendum.”
The stated aim of the group is “to paint a positive vision for what Britain can achieve outside of the EU.” As such the question is asked on TheKnow’s Twitter account: “What is Dave afraid of?”
TheKnow BANNED from Tory Conference. What is Dave afraid of? pic.twitter.com/bAn9Aw9Xev
— The Know (@TheKnow_EU) August 28, 2015