"My reason for resigning is that the expectations of the role have expanded to require the chairman to be available at short notice throughout the year, irrespective of routine arrangements for deputy and executive cover.
Dilley's wife is from Jamaica but initially he claimed she is from Barbados.
But however you look at it people suffering loss of homes and businesses were left without a pot to you know what in and a lack of support; that is not acceptable especially from a man being paid £100,000 a year for a part-time role.
And while we are at it how come he was paid more than an MP?
Will there be a generous pay out for his resignation?
An egg thrown by a protester squarely hit him slap bang in the middle of his face and wiped a seedy smirk clean away.
Now I am all for free speech but if you wave a red rag at a bull you will get all that you ask for or so legend has it; so if you choose to use a red newspaper to goad a member of the left-wing of politics you will tend to get a reaction.
According to the Independent "The edition of the newspaper featured a picture of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on its front page and appeared to antagonise the crowd"; are they having a laugh with that last sentence?
The Independent report continues "Defying official party advice to keep a low profile, the man was wearing a dark suit with a tie, and union flag pocket handkerchief. He also had a Conservative conference lanyard around his neck, marking him out as an attendee."
With an estimated 80,000 people attending the protest (which included speeches by musicians Charlotte Church and Billy Bragg, and writer Owen Jones) Lord Feldman had rightly advised Tories attending the conference to be almost incognito; ahead of Sunday he said "it was “particularly important” this year for Conservatives not to identify themselves to the general public in Manchester"; why what do they have to hide?
But according to at least one person on Twitter, Matt Dathan, that did not happen. He tweeted "Tory delegates watch, wave & take pics on the other side of the security ring of steel as the anti-austerity protests."
There are some reports that the egg-thrower was arrested but that is not confirmed.
(There are reports of a largely good natured protest but reportedly there have been four arrests including one person for spitting on a journalist-but that report is in the Telegraph. According to the Mail Online -Marchers wear pig masks to mock PM over lurid allegations in new book)
And the fact that most people are prepared to believe it could have happened must say something about PM Cameron and his ilk?
Wednesday this story and its fall out rumbles on. The Independent reports "David Cameron compares Lord Ashcroft dead pig claims to a 'stab in the back' as war of words continues PM uses joke to take a swipe at Lord Ashcroft's new book, likening claims made in Call Me Dave to going to the doctor with 'a little prick' in the back." That sadly says it all about our Prime Minister.
"The war of words between David Cameron and Lord Ashcroft has continued, with the Prime Minister reportedly comparing the former Tory deputy chairman's claims of widespread drug-taking and obscene sexual behaviour in his youth to "a stab in the back."
But that does not like an 'innocent' man does it?
Either way the Daily Mail is making big money out of Call Me Dave.
Guardian - How do you deal with a story like #piggate? A spin doctor’s view
Guardian - Conservative sources deny David Cameron pig’s head allegations
RT - Hamming it up: Liberal Democrats mock ‘Cameron’s Pig’ at conference sing-along
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