Donal Blaney distances himself from Mark Clarke and André Walker
Who would take such a cynical stance right now? Ah well. Step forward Donal Blaney, founder of the Young Britons’ Foundation (YBF), an organisation he himself styled the “Conservative Madrassa”, which takes ideologically acceptable young people, trains them up, and then seeks to place them into suitable employment. Blaney is unashamedly pro-gun, vehemently anti-NHS, and considers vegetarianism to be Left-wing.
Donal Blaney personally honours Mark Clarke ...
Whatever, Blaney is quoted at length by the MoS: “Lawyer Mr Blaney, a close friend of several Cabinet Ministers, said Clarke had violently threatened him twice, including once on the House of Commons terrace … He said: ‘He started effing and blinding at me over something trivial. I told him I would not put up with it. He went totally berserk. His temper goes from nought to 60 miles per hour in a second. It is very scary. It’s no wonder people, me included, feel intimidated by him’”. Do go on.
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And then comes the moment of supreme hypocrisy, as Blaney tells “Mark Clarke is a menace. I find it surprising, to say the least, that two months after his appalling treatment of Elliott came to light, he is still a member of the Conservative Party. The party must show that it will not tolerate this kind of behaviour … Like so many others who had dealings with Mark Clarke, I wish I had done more to stand up to him and I am sorry that I did not”.