Stringer versus Craig continues

It’s now over a month since Colin Craig announced via a media conference that he would be taking defamation action against Cameron Slater, Jordan Williams and John Stringer. Since then Williams has countered by filing legal action against Craig, but Craig’s legal threats are yet to eventuate.

Stringer has posted at coNZervative on this: 67. Colin Craig’s Panties in a Knot Filed. Behind the Scenes of the Colin Craig Catastrophe (03 Sept 2015)

It is more than 5 weeks on and Colin Craig has still not filed his melodramatic press conference threats to sue me and set the world right. The falsehoods continue. It appalls me, that, knowing what he’s covering up, he continues to allow people to support him, offer him donations, and comment on his various websites when he knows he’s a sinking wreck. What is he going to say to these people when the facts come out in court? As Dylan so rightly opines, “Be nice to the people on the way up, cos you’re gonna meet ’em all comin’ down.”

Stringer complains that Craig has been the one who has defamed through the New Zealand wide distribution of his Dirty Politics and Hidden Agendas booklet.

Defamation is the publication of a statement about someone that lowers him or her in the estimation of right-thinking members of society generally, where no defence (usually truth, opinion, or qualified privilege) is available. Legal minds confirm to me, that Colin has definitely done this to me in spades. His defamation of me exceeds to the power of 100, the very weak case (still not filed in court) he claims against me, where – the worst example being – I possibly hurt his feelings. Probably why he still hasn’t filed and likely won’t.

He also complains that Craig has actively prevented any response from Stringer within the Conservative Party.

I have been blocked from replying to untrue comments on Party and Colin Craig websites and FB pages (does Colin not like balance and free debate?). Critics of Colin are also banned and blocked. Party officials allow he and his wife special rights to formal communication but actively deny my wife and I, the same rights (“One Law For All” and all that?).

Duplicity and hypocrisy.  So, if anything, that aggravates his defamation because it has actively denied me any balancing defence, “no defence is available.”

To that end, after repeated formal requests to three ‘party officials slash Centurion employees’ (now all being sued) for the same rights accorded Colin and Helen more than twice (to communicate their narrative to members) but denied that same right myself, I eventually built my own personal contacts email list, with support from other party members who see through Colin Craig. I began emailing them with a factual summary update on all the issues. Just to set the record straight; get some balance; seek George Washington’s Truth; and obey the Ninth Commandment (Colin).  Maybe I’ll post that Personal Update to Members here some time so readers can be appraised.

Stringer goes on to strongly hint at the nature of some of the ‘inappropriate behaviour’ that Craig has admitted to in general.

Bingo. That Update has generated some interesting correspondence. I am in possession of original documents and copies of documents, perhaps Magically Handed me by concerned people.

He then as good as details actions that, if accurate and unwelcome, don’t reflect well on Craig at all, and in any case would be inappriopriate in a politician/employee relationship. I haven’t seen evidence so I won’t repeat the details here.

If Craig doesn’t follow through with his defamatiion threats then his reputation and the Conservative Party look to be in tatters.

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  1. Mike C

     /  4th September 2015

    “Perhaps magically handed to me”

    Sounds like something that has come from a very suspect source.

    Colin Craig has been very quiet of late, and yet Stringer is still jumping up and down like a big ninny.

    I wonder if Colin Craig said he was suing Slater and Williams and Stringer just to try and get them to lay all of their cards on the table sooner rather than later?

    Perhaps Craig never had any intention of suing them at all, and he printed that booklet just to scare and annoy the shit out of the three of them 🙂

    If that’s the case, then the score currently is:- ET 1 … Three Stooges 0. LOL.

    • jaspa

       /  4th September 2015

      The booklet was a silly move, and he was advised from all quarters that it would be better to just STFU about it, Advice he presumably took, given his recent silence. If there is stuff out there as John Stringer appears to detail (ewww, btw) then it’s no wonder he wouldn’t want to stoke the Streisand Effect fire. Why he ever did it in the first place is still beyond me.

  2. Brown

     /  4th September 2015

    I asked Stringer a long time ago to shut up and let it go. His attitude was, in my view, contrary to that I would expect from another professing Christian. I think the shambles has made preaching a dedicated conservative view much harder to do. A plague on both their houses.

    • DaveG

       /  4th September 2015

      Sorry, but i cannot take you at all seriously. “I would expect from another professing Christian” ahh, The minor matter of another professing Christian, Mr Colin Craig, who has not been Christian at all, in fact very very un-christian. 2 wrongs do not make a right, but I would expect the very heart of the Consertive Party, or whats left of them to firstly look past CC’s cash, and work out if he is entirely representive of the values and ideals of the Conservatives.

    • jaspa

       /  4th September 2015

      If the Stringer’s final paragraph is representative of one Christian to/against another, I think we have seen all we need to know.

      Christians do not hold the moral high ground on anything.

  3. Kevin

     /  4th September 2015

    Craig won’t sue. He has a history of talking the talk but not walking the walk. And if he does decide to sue he’s an idiot. His career and family life will be destroyed in court.

  4. Brown

     /  4th September 2015


    Stringer is a professed Christian – an ex minister maybe but he still takes it seriously.

    Craig is not a church goer and that may make him nominal at best. When you are converted there should be a desire to fellowship with others, not just Easter and Christmas for example. Craig may just like the moral aspects of Christianity (as many do) without having a saving faith. None of this makes Craig bad or Stringer good but I expect Stringer to be mindful of what his faith requires if he’s going to be in the limelight.

    I must add that I’m far from good so keep my head down.


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