According to Wikipedia:
” The Cambridge University Conservative Association (CUCA) is a long-established political society going back to 1921, with roots in the late nineteenth century, as a Conservative branch for students at Cambridge University in England. It is looked upon by the Conservative Party as a training-ground for future party leaders”
” The present-day Cambridge University Conservative Association was founded in 1921, with its inaugural annual dinner held on 24 January of that year.
In 1928, the annual St. John’s College magazine The Eagle defined “a Cambridge Conservative [association member as] the proud possessor of a certain tie, obtained by signifying with a subscription his refusal or his inability to think out any social question.”
” In 1992 The Economist wrote that “competition to rise to the top of CUCA is good preparation for a political career in the Conservative Party, for several reasons. Ideology counts for nothing.
What matters is knowing how to make friends and when to stab them in the back. If you cut your political teeth at CUCA, you are liable to end up sporting a sharp set of fangs.”
In 2005 The Daily Telegraph described “a classic CUCA manoeuvre” as being “secretive, conspiratorial, overcomplicated, probably calculated to benefit some chum or other, so clever that it is stupid.”
The list of former chairmen of CUCA makes for very interesting reading.
They include the following:
John Selwyn Gummer
Some of these names have been linked to very unpleasant allegations dating back years.
We then find that Nick Clegg was once a member of CUCA:
” At exactly the same time Nick Clegg was at Cambridge, records show someone by the name of N.Clegg joined the Cambridge University Conservative Association between 1986 and 1987. Clegg however maintains he has “no recollection whatsoever” of joining the association.
After university, Clegg then worked for EU Trade Commissioner and senior Conservative Party member, Leon Brittan in his private office, as his speech writer and adviser.
After the 2010 general election, Nick Clegg unexpectedly went into a full coalition with the Conservative Party – when he could have accepted a looser Confidence & Supply arrangement between the two parties.”
Leon Brittan has been Clegg’s political sugar daddy.
Leon Brittan was once the Chairman of CUCA.
Leon Brittan may well know lots and lots about VIP child abuse rings in the UK.
Is there more to Leon Brittan, Nick Clegg and CUCA than meets the eye?