He does those too
So it is no surprise at all to see his latest piece for the paper - another alleged “exclusive” - make little mention of, er, Mark Clarke. Instead, he tried to shift the focus on to party co-chairman Andrew Feldman, because his sister did some work overseeing Clarke’s RoadTrip 2015 campaign. Sadly, CCHQ manages to dismiss the story in very few words indeed: “Deborah Feldman was not responsible for RoadTrip 2015”.
Well, perhaps there is, as a scan though images from the 2008 Young Britons’ Foundation (YBF) annual party show. We see the flannelled fool with a familiar-looking young woman in one photo, while in another she and Mark Clarke are clearly enjoying one another’s company. Who she? Her name is Alexandra Swann, who has since jumped ship to UKIP only to return recently to the Tory fold.
This is not what it seems. So there
There were plenty of other people at that bash who would be worth a call, too. Far better to give the readers some real stories than the clueless attempts to pin it on Andrew Feldman. Perhaps Master Cole needs another name pitching? How about one Alister Cooling, who was not only there, but who then went on to become an aide to London’s increasingly occasional Mayor Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.