Donal Blaney at the centre of things, along with Mark Clarke and André Walker
Donal Blaney, founder of the Young Britons’ Foundation (YBF), so many of whose alumni have featured in the bullying scandal, and who also chairs the board of Conservative Way Forward (CWF), has already passed severely adverse comment on Clarke. But he has been tied in, by the recording Elliott Johnson secretly made of a meeting with Clarke, to Johnson’s being made redundant by CWF.
YBF gathering, with Blaney, Grant Shapps, Mark Clarke, Alexandra Paterson ... and Elliott Johnson
Just who actually runs CWF? Its board consists of Blaney, his pal Paul Osborn, and Paul Abbott, another who claimed after the event that he had warned everyone about Mark Clarke, only to have had no problem being in his presence. Do we take it that CWF is being run as some kind of personal fiefdom by the man who called his creation, the YBF, a “Conservative Madrasa” which radicalised young activists?