Politics.co.uk reports: David Cameron should ignore Muslim voters at the next general election, the Conservatives’ election chief has reportedly told him.
Lynton Crosby believes the prime minister has nothing to gain from taking a harder line against Israel, because the Muslim vote will not be “decisive” in 2015.
“Lynton says there are hardly any of our marginal seats where the Muslim vote will be a decisive factor” a senior Tory told the Times.
A Conservative spokesperson today denied that any such conversation with Crosby had ever taken place.
However, this is not the first time that he has been reported to have made similar comments.
In 2012 Crosby reportedly told Boris Johnson to ignore “the fucking Muslims” in his attempt to be re-elected as London Mayor.
“Lynton’s view was that chasing the Muslim vote and other ethnic groups was a waste of time,” a campaign source told the Daily Mail.