There was more: “Blaney said he was resigning as CWF chairman to look after his ill wife in their US home. He added he no longer had enough time to carry out his CWF duties and planned to expand his legal work in America … The group’s chief executive Paul Abbott is also resigning … He was among those who encouraged Elliott to complain about Clarke. Mr Abbott, who recently became a father for the first time, will be taking at least a six-month break from politics, according to sources”.
Blaney, Grant Shapps, and Mark Clarke not having a problem with one another's company as recently as December 2014
On top of this mildly creative tosh, there was a quote from a spokesman on behalf of Blaney: “There is and can be no suggestion of any wrongdoing on the part of Donal or CWF. Others are accountable for their own wrongdoing. He cannot be”.
Blaney, Mark Clarke, and Clarke's hatchet man André Walker also having no problem with one another's company
Elliott Johnson received his CWF redundancy letter from Griffin Law. If Blaney retains control over CWF, he has relinquished bugger all. As to his no longer having time for his CWF duties, and Abbott claiming to be taking a six month break from politics, consider the forthcoming events advertised earlier today on the CWF website.
On 7 January, we see “CWF academy special edition for London Conservative Future with Paul Abbott and Chris Rowell”. Later that month is a “CWF academy special edition for London Conservative Future with our chairman Donal Blaney”. Zelo Street readers can see the screenshots (taken this morning) and judge for themselves.
Two, if Marci, his wife of nine years, is so unwell, one has to wonder why her business website - she’s a personal trainer and veteran of the US Forces, who served in Iraq - shows no sign of that. And three, as to Blaney’s leaving the UK to live in the US, according to his wife’s business website, which tells “I currently live in Tampa, Florida with my husband, Donal”, HE’S ALREADY LEFT.
What Walters has been spun is another attempt by Blaney to get all concerned to “look over there”, as witness “His exit piles more pressure on Tory chairman Lord Feldman … CWF is an integral part of the Tory movement and Feldman will likely be seen as responsible for the way its members behave”. Wrong. The Tory Party cannot exercise any control over CWF. This is well understood.