Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I'm sure that'll end well!

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has come out firing, accusing the "dirty politics brigade" of a conspiracy to destroy his reputation

Craig let rip at individuals he claimed were manipulating politics. 

He announced he would be launching defamation action against Jordan Williams, John Stringer and Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater. 

He is seeking damages of $300,000 from Williams, $600,000 from Stringer and $650,000 from Slater.

Although not technically the same, the Streisand Effect comes to mind. I'm sure that any defamation proceedings will end well for young Colin.  In his mind anyway.   With minimal damage to Colin's political career. 

But somehow I get the feeling it's going to be a long and very public goodbye for the Colin Craig Conservative Party.   Time to order much popcorn and await the entertainment.

1 comment:

The Gantt Guy said...

I agree Mr Craig may well be his own worst enemy here.

That said, the message to any other "outsiders" looking to try and take on the Key Cabal is clear: stay away and keep your criticisms to yourself, or the stormtroopers will be unleashed on you.

Clearly, Slater and Williams are John Key's boot boys. I'm not entirely sure what Stringer's game is, and honestly, I think he's got far too much sense to be seen anywhere near either of those other chuckleheads, so perhaps it's just two unrelated attacks occurring simultaneously?