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Survey on Colin Craig’s reputation

Please think carefully about the following questions before you answer the poll, it could end up part of the evidence in any defamation case where we prove that Colin Craig’s reputation was rooted before he got busted for being a very naughty boy, not the messiah.

Did you think Colin Craig’s reputation was damaged by him resigning for being a “naughty boy”?

Or was his reputation already rooted?

On a scale of one to ten with ten being the most rooted how rooted?

Do you think that Colin Craig is a ratbag?

Do you think that Colin Craig is a ratbag and a very naughty boy?    Read more »

Twitter response to Colin Craig’s Dirty Pamphlet

Face of the day

Does this look like the face of a man who would act inappropriately?

Jesus resurection

Jesus resurrection

What about this face?

Colin Craig

Colin Craig

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Colin Craig says he will sue me. Let’s just see the paperwork first.

It’s official: the Conservative Party has flatlined


Two of me.

Zero of anyone else.    The latest Colmar Brunton poll failed to find anyone willing to vote Conservative.

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Behind the Scenes of the Colin Craig Catastrophe

Conservative Party board member John Stinger was essentially pushed out and shut up.  But he’s now putting some of the harder details in public.

It’s been said over and over again by people who work with him, that Colin is “manipulative,” “unChristian,” tells lies, and can’t cope with people who stand up to him.

As one of a few of us prepared to stand up to Colin Craig and ask relevant questions at Board meetings, even oppose him, I was certainly in his gun sights. For me it was never personal; just about robust debate and responsible management. Some on the Board have a negative view of me, simply because I spoke up. They are uncomfortable with conflict and perhaps want everything to be “nice,” kind of like the Anglican church. Shoot the messenger and sweep stuff under the carpet. I am not that kind of a person.

It was well known around the Board for some time, that “Larry is gone…you’ll be next, John, followed by RM and then Brian.” Of course, that is exactly what happened. Colin witch-hunted ex-MP Larry Baldock out of the Party, then there was a campaign to discredit Brian, RM and myself, and then finally, an attempt to drown me as ‘last-man-standing.’

It is becoming more apparent as documents come to light, and people start to speak out, that there was a conspiracy to undermine me; discredit the final Board member and therefore invalid the Board itself (Colin needs this, so he can elect a whole new Board that he will control). This centered around the fake “suspension” of me on 25 June, conveniently emerging just moments before the Board was to meet as scheduled on 27 June and after I had made it clear in the media, that senior members of the party would be elected to the Board, to strengthen it following several resignations.

The Conservative Party always was Craig’s personal plaything, and he’s managed to manipulate the process to the point where there are now two boards.    The legitimate board not recognised by Craig, and Craig’s board.

But as Craig physically controls all the Party’s resources, like membership databases, hoardings, accounting system, etc, he appears to be in control.   Read more »

He’s not the messiah, he is a very naughty boy

Colin Craig has gone all Monty Python.

Colin Craig has sent a personal letter to Conservative Party members to apologise about his behaviour and gauge whether he has the support to return as leader.

In the leaked letter, signed by Mr Craig and his wife Helen, the former party leader said he was “not a perfect man” and asked members for forgiveness.

It was sent to most of the party’s 10,000 members two weeks ago and asked them to respond about whether Mr Craig should “continue” or “give it away”.

The letter began by dismissing allegations that Mr Craig had sexually harassed former press secretary Rachael MacGregor.

“We assure you that this is not the case and allegations of this nature are false and have been withdrawn.

“Colin regrets hugely any point at which he has been at fault and Helen continues to support him 100 per cent.”

After admitting that some of his conduct with Ms MacGregor was inappropriate, Mr Craig wrote: “I sincerely apologise for the mistakes I have made as leader of the party you have supported. I am well aware that I am not a perfect man and I ask that you forgive me.”

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20 Fair Questions for Colin Craig

1. Why did you lie to your Board for months about “inappropriate behaviour” with the Party press secretary when asked directly if it took place?

2. Why did you say on Paul Henry 20/6 that no “inappropriate behaviour” took place with Rachel MacGregor, then admit it the next day at a press conference you called?

3. Are you confident you have been honest in your filing of all Electoral Returns in accordance with the Act, and have been totally honest about amounts and invoicing to keep electorate campaigns under cap?

4. Do you categorically deny the new rumours emerging about a second sexual harassment case against you by another of your female employees?

5. Why did you not tell the truth to the media in late 2014 about Larry Baldock and Leighton Baker’s departures from the Board and Party?

6. Why did you overspend the Party budget in late 2014 by approx. $680,000 and not consult your Board about this at the time?

7. Why did you arrange a loan to yourself at 8% interest to cover this amount, and not lay this at the Board, but rather rang around your supporters by phone, and excluded those you knew would question this? Was that a “Board meeting” in your mind?

8. Why did you take the Party’s $220,000 GST rebate for yourself without reference to the Board?

9. Do you still believe that a missile hit the Pentagon and not a plane?

10. When you said publicly that John Stringer had been “suspended” by “a duly constituted meeting of the board headed by then-board chairman Brian Dobbs” (NZHerald) why did you not disclose that it was simply a phone call between Brian Dobbs (who resigned the next day) and Nathaniel Heslop (who had already resigned)?    Read more »

One Party, Two Boards, One Leader

tug of war between businessmen

The struggle between Craig and the real Board continues for control of… what exactly, I’m not sure.

John Stringer wrote:

“We are a duly appointed Board, appointed in exactly the same way as the original Board. If Colin Craig suggests we are “illegitimate” then his first Board was also “illegitimate.”

“Colin Craig is ‘buying’ the Conservative Party by hijacking it’s websites, removing critical comments, abusing members privacy by using the database to promote his personal arguments, blocking members, – including my wife and myself – from commenting or messaging on them, while himself suspended for multiple aggressive ‘corporate raiding’ offences against the interests of the Conservative Party.”

“The existing Board is made up of senior Party officials and candidates and are acting responsibly.”

“Colin Craig cannot just ‘invent’ a new Board because the other [one] resigned in disgust at his admitted inappropriate behaviour.”

“The contrived Stringer ‘suspension’ of Thursday 25/6 is so farcical as to be ridiculous, but suits Craig’s false narrative.”

Please read here for details and secret documents:

Stringer is making little headway.   Read more »

Quote of the Day

From Rob Hosking at the NBR, about Colin Craig:

There is little doubt Mr Craig is flakier than a roll of filo pastry with psoriasis. Statements about chem trails, doubts about the validity of the moon landings, calls for unused land to be confiscated from the owners, descriptions of Kiwi women as the most promiscuous in the world all caused a lot of side-eye from dubious New Zealanders. The departure of his press secretary days before last year’s general election looked odd: it now emerges the relationship became “inappropriate,” to use Mr Craig’s own words, although the this inappropriate behaviour appears to have been on his side, not hers.

That, plus the decidedly odd shirtless TV interview in a sauna last month has turned the flakiness into a snowstorm.

It was also never clear how much Mr Craig actually believed some of the stuff he was spouting: there was seldom an air of conviction to his comments aimed at enticing morally conservative Christian voters.

He came to politics as if he were someone who had spotted a vacant market niche rather than as a conviction politician.

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