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Tory staffer slams party 'stupidity' on Facebook

A junior Conservative staffer has lashed out at his own party on Facebook, citing 'stupidity' among Tory communications staff.
A screen frame from Tony Phillips' Facebook page. Phillips, a junior Conservative staffer, lashed out at 'stupidity' among Tory communications staff. (Canadian Press)

A junior Conservative staffer has lashed out at his own party on Facebook, citing "stupidity" among Tory communications staff.

Tony Phillips posted a message urging the Conservatives to let Prime Minister Stephen Harper answer more than five questions a day from the media.

Harper has limited the number of media questions he fields on the campaign trail — a move that has come under fire from many quarters.

Phillips writes that "when Sun Media starts to attack our amazing government, you know stupidity has prevailed amongst communications people."

Phillips has worked as an assistant for B.C. MP Dona Cadman, and is now working on her re-election campaign.

Contacted by telephone, Phillips refused to comment on his posting, saying it would "not be the best career move."

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