I have never met John Stringer but I’ve been an avid follower of his blog and I have always seen his contributions to the political argument as having value.
Seeing him on TV recently I have been impressed by his articulation and his sincerity.
However I have to question his judgment and the judgment of others in the Conservative Party who have gone to the mainstream media and to Slater in particular in their mission to have Craig removed as leader.
Now I don’t question the mission. I leave that to the party members. If they think Craig is unworthy of the leadership, and I concede there are grounds to think that, then fine.
However the progressive collective that represents the media in NZ have always hated the Conservative party and yearned for the means to destroy it. With Cameron Slater at the forefront of this intent.
Why then go to the party’s most vociferous and powerful enemy and give them the ammunition they need to destroy the party? The ammunition to achieve what they have always wanted to achieve?
Surely this matter could have been handled within the party and without recourse to the MSM?