Lyton Crosby does not come cheap. Who is Funding Libvertas> today in The Irish Tmes Ganley says he is not funding this mutli million euro fioray. So who is?
Pandora: 'Wizard of Oz' lined up for Libertas campaign
Friday, 20 March 2009
There is disappointment in the Conservative Party's ranks following news that Lynton Crosby is being lined up to run the far-right party Libertas's campaign for the European elections in June.
It is a surprising move, since many had expected the so-called "Wizard of Oz"– who not only co-ordinated the Tories' 2005 general election but also Boris Johnson's successful campaign to become London's mayor last summer – to be roped into overseeing the Conservatives' European efforts.
Yesterday evening, though, Jonathan Isaby, Conservative Home's authoritative columnist, posted a blog claiming that Crosby's London-based company had taken on the Libertas brief.
The news follows persistent rumours that Crosby has been seen visiting the party's headquarters in Brussels. If true, it would represent a major coup for the party.As well as his successful forays into British politics, Crosby also masterminded an impressive four consecutive victories for Australia's "dull dog", the former prime minister John Howard