Members of the Fowles family are believed to be gravely concerned that heir to the family fortune Will Fowles is involved with what they call a “dangerous cult”, the Victorian Socialist Left.
Toorak circles are abuzz with speculation that Fowles is now linked with the grouping formally, mirroring the approach of the Church of Scientology and their pursuit of rich and lonely celebrities and trust fund beneficiaries who are on a “search for meaning.”
The Socialist Left is a well organised group, active within the Labor Party and has a large financing requirement which they have been struggling to meet in recent years.
Fowles is regarded by some group insiders as a “golden goose”, potentially delivering them a fortune to fund their activities.
In return the group is deploying considerable support for his almost certain to fail Melbourne Lord Mayoral bid, because it will “encourage him to think he owes us”, one whistleblower told VEXNEWS over the weekend.
“We’ll lift him up to a more prominent role while deftly picking his pocket. Gavin Jennings has always wanted a black Amex…”
Meanwhile, certain Socialist Left figures, like Anthony Leong working at the Party’s head office, have been volunteering on Party time to assist Fowles’ campaign. Despite this, the ALP Administrative Committee denied Fowles’ demand to become an endorsed Party candidate. Leong has attributed this to a “vast right-wing conspiracy” and is believed to have had a hissy fit after learning of the decision involving profanity and foot stomping. Witnesses feared for their safety, a party insider told VEXNEWS on condition of anonymity.