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Cummins issues ultimatum to party dissidents

B.C. Conservative Party leader John Cummins has issued an "ultimatum" to 21 dissidents, giving them two days to shape up or ship out of the party. But one prominent right-wing blogger has dismissed Cummins as "delusional."

An official party news release, published online on October 7, stated:

John Cummins, Leader of the BC Conservatives, today declared his commitment to take his party to an historic victory in the 2013 provincial general election.

He also told party dissidents they had two days to either get in line or resign their membership in the BC Conservative Party.

"I am unwavering in my dedication to the BC Conservatives, and fully intend to lead my party into the next general election," he said.

"Those few but vocal party members who are critical of my leadership and do not support me have until 12:00 noon, Wednesday, to either get on-side or quit our party and join another."

Cummins also said that the BC Conservatives would refund the membership fees of any person who quit the party by the deadline, and also return any financial donations made within the last year.

In an October 6 post on his blog BC Blue, Dean Skoreyko commented:

Any sane party leader would have known the writing was on the wall long ago but Cummins is going to go down as the most delusional of all-time as instead of cluing-in and realizing he's the problem, is threatening to kick everyone out of the party instead.

I won't get into the constitutionality on this right now as I'm hearing that he and the board of directors may find themselves in front of a judge if this ultimatum is followed through. Apparently another lawsuit is also currently under way.

This will only make repairing the damage to the Conservative brand here in BC even harder but Cummins and his lying Disciples couldn't care less about that. It's all about their Messiah.

Skoreyko updated his post today with the text of what he called a "moronic" email reportedly sent to all BCCP constituency presidents by Provincial Board President Al Siebring, and which concluded: "Please, either join us in moving forward, or get out of the way."

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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