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Sleaze, Cash for Questions and even an Al Fayed parody all prove too much

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The Conservative Party has pulled the plug on its ill-fated ISP by blocking all future registrations for the service. The link to sign up with Tory.org was removed from the site's home page yesterday, less than a week after The Register exposed the slipshod vetting process of the service. No one from the Conservative Central Office was available for comment this morning to discuss why it has taken such an extreme measure or when the service will be made available again. As well as putting a stop to future registrations, links to several sites hosted by Tory.org exposing the inadequacies of the Tory Party's Internet policy have also been purged, although the Cash for Questions site has reappeared at www.tory.org/home/bollocks/. No doubt it will be removed later today. The updated site now reads: "This page was originally at www.tory.org/home/cashforquestions (cashforquestions@tory.org), but following an article in The Register it mysteriously disappeared, but, as if by magic its back! "The Register article neatly summed up the reason for this site, so take a look at it. "This site is not done because of my deep loathing of the Tories (although that is a good reason in itself), but because it really winds me up that people jump on the Internet bandwagon with absolutely no clue as to what it's all about. WISE UP!!!! "It was interesting to see that following the article the Tory 'portal' (www.tory.org) pulled all references to it's ISP and how to register. This means that I have managed to make the Tories squirm, think about what they are doing, given some Web developer some work to do, given a fellow coder some work to develop a decent ISP registration system, and even given a few people a laugh. Mission Accomplished!!" The cheeky prankster behind the Tory Party-hosted Cash for Questions Web site ends by recounting a line from a well-known socialist song: "Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer/We'll keep the red flag flying here." Someone else has even used Tory.org to host a parody site publicising Harrods' boss Mohamed Al Fayed's bid to become the next MP for Knutsford. Knutsford is part of shamed former Tory MP Neil Hamilton's former constituency of Tatton. Hamilton and the Harrods' boss recently faced each other in a libel trial over allegations about cash for questions. ® Related (s)tories Online Tory sleaze makes way for cash-for-questions Sleaze unearthed at Tory party ISP

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