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 »