As investigations into the Tory Party’s bullying scandal have revealed that several of those potentially involved have been seriously economical with the actualité, along with the news of Grant “Spiv” Shapps’ leadership ambitions, more evidence of entryism at work behind the scenes, and the presence of a Freemasons’ Lodge for good measure, some news sources have decided that their readers should instead “look over there”.
The Most Worshipful Master Harry Cole: an utter and total shit
And where they should look is to Tory Party chairman Andrew Feldman, as today’s Sun has decreed. If only Young Dave were to sack Feldman, with whom he goes back rather a long way, all would be well. This, needless to say, is not merely simplistic: it is total and utter bullshit. Worse, the urging is coming from those who need to explain their own roles in the scandal, and whose interests they are serving.
Cole's latest effort at deflection
Moreover, Cole’s recent revelations have included items of Clarke’s personal correspondence, which can only have come from the recipient. On top of that, Cole has been identified as a Freeemason, and member of Phoenix Lodge No 173, the same Lodge as Clarke and Young Britons’ Foundation head man Donal Blaney. None of this has been disclosed to Sun readers. Nor have a number of other facts.
Harry Cole (front centre) and Mark Clarke (front right) a month after they "fell out". Go figure
On top of the non-disclosure - that means the flagrant conning of Sun readers - Cole does not tell that disposing of Feldman would take the heat off his pals, and rather a lot of those pals are feeling that heat right now. Apart from Blaney, whose interview on LBC with his old friend Iain Dale was a masterpiece in blame shifting, there is Paul Abbott, Shapps’ former chief of staff. And Cole’s pals at the Fawkes blog. And Emma Pidding.
[UPDATE 1300 hours: Cole's campaign to "Get Feldman" has become noticeably more shameless during the morning, as a perusal of his Twitter feed demonstrates.
"Quite extraordinary intervention from Boles here as part of No10's #SaveFeldman operation. All big bad BBC. Pah ... Close Cameron ally has cheek to call holding the Tory party to account an 'injustice'" he moaned plaintively.#SaveFeldman. Really sub par dead cat strategy" bleated the clown who reveres Lynton Crosby, before having to resort to quoting a Labour MP: "Lab's @JonAshworth: 'Rather than plotting co ordinated save Feldman operation - snr Cons would be better forcing him to answer serious Qs'".
Master Cole, rather than banging on about Feldman when the Tories are not listening, would be better advised not to bring too much attention on his shameless spinning. But good of him to tell anyone who does not yet know just whose corner he is in]