Tory Youth Group Joke About 'Gassing Chavs' And 'Shooting Peasants' In Group Chat

A leaked thread of WhatsApp messages shows members of a Conservative youth group chat about 'chavocide' and 'shooting peasants'

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If you're having a pretty good day so far, you might want to look away now as we've just learned of a leaked thread containing disgusting WhatsApp messages sent among a group of Conservative youth members discussing 'chavocide' and 'shooting peasants'.

Guido Fawkes, the website that published the leaked chats, reports the thread was a 'precursor' to the newly establish Activate group (Labour's version of Momentum), where Conversvative campaigners spoke about plans to engage young people in Tory politics.

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In the thread, one user describes an upcoming event as a 'fine opportunity to observe the spice homo chav', while another adds 'and gas them all'.

Others post about solutions for combating 'chavs' (a slang word for young lower-class members of society) include 'medical experiments', 'chavocide', 'compulsory birth control', while another suggested, 'we could use them as substitutes for animals when testing'.

The vile conversation came to an abrupt end when one user wrote, 'we don't take the mickey out of the poor'.

Another threatened to kick people out of the chat if vile messages continued, while one warned: 'Before writing on here think about how it would look in a yes time if we do make something successful but then dodgy chatter from in here comes up on guido.'

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Oh the irony…

Of course, it didn't take long before the internet caught on to the vile, repulsive messages shared in the group chat.

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An Activate spokesperson said in a statement to the Independent: 'None of the people included in those messages currently have any seniority with the organisation. We are working on ensuring that the people in question are removed from the group as a whole, if still members. They were banned from the WhatsApp group in question when comments like this were made.'

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'The comments were sickening and are totally incompatible with what Activate is trying to achieve. We apologise for any offence that has been caused by the people in question. And stress our commitment to open discussion about the future of our party and country,' it added.

And while the Conservative party has stated that Activate is in no way affiliated with the party, the Huffington Post reports the group is chaired by former Tory campaign manager Gary Markwell, a councillor in West Sussex.

On Twitter, the group describes itself as 'an independent national grassroots campaign organisation that seeks to actively engage young people in right of centre politics'.

Well, we have another description for the classist group but we'll leave that to your imagination.

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