The Most Worshipful Master Harry Cole: untrustworthy slob
This was established by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, when he admonished Damian McBride over the latter’s suggestion that he invent one or more “facts” to more easily smear someone. “Don’t”, replied Brown. “It’s the lie that gets you”.
Paul Staines: a corpulent drunkard
In July last year, far from falling out with Mark Clarke, Cole was cheering him on. Zelo Street posted at the time on the vicious ousting of one Sarah-Jane Sewell from Tory youth wing Conservative Future - something which Clarke openly celebrated with drinks at the Two Chairmen pub in central London. Cole, as Nick Mutch has pointed out in a piece for Byline Media, ridiculed Ms Sewell’s resignation letter.
Harry Cole and Paul Abbott having a sudden and vicious falling out with Mark Clarke. Or maybe not
“Not a good sign that the CCHQ/Clifford Chance investigation is leaking already” he appears to have claimed. There is only one article talking about that investigation today, and it is in the Independent. And when we take Staines’ assertion, then match it up with the relevant part of the text, something most interesting may be observed.
I do believe you didn't intend to Tweet that ...
Former CF chair Ben Howlett, now MP for Bath, and who has by his own admission been bullied by Clarke, was on the receiving end of several hatchet jobs by the Fawkes blog (HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE for instance). The more observant reader will notice that the last of those posts was dated October last year - three months after they all “fell out” with Clarke. So it must have been a complete coincidence, then.