Christian May, the former YBF Director of Operations, has written a hard-hitting article on Total Politics about Conservative Future and Young Independece, the youth movements of the Conservative Party and UKIP. It makes for fascinating reading:
“Nothing excites UKIP quite like a defection, whether its an MEP, a Councillor or the droves of young Conservatives whose shifting allegiance seems to be behind a dramatic rise in the number of young UKIP members. What does this mean for the Tory party’s youth wing and what does it mean for the party more broadly?
The rise of “small c” conservative and libertarian groups such as The Young Britons’ Foundation, The Freedom Association and the Liberty League offer young people much more than just party association and a chance to know “the lines.” YBF takes free-marketers and Atlanticists on fantastic trips to Washington and California, The Freedom Association is known for its irreverence and excellent social scene whilst the Liberty League conferences are immensely popular.”