Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps threatened a constituent who referenced his controversial alter ego ‘Michael Green’, Political Scrapbook can reveal. The Hertfordshire MP recently posted the following response on Facebook after taking umbrage at the suggestion that his use of the pseudonym — which he used to promote a series of reputationally toxic ‘get rich quick’ schemes — was dishonest:
From the looks of the following apology from former local councillor Dean Archer, Shapps looks to have followed through:
Litigious Shapps insists that the Green identity was a merely a benign “pen name” — as opposed to a device to insulate his political career from highly dubious internet marketing activities — strenuously denying that he has ever misled the public.
But the Tory chairman goes further than this, asserting that he “published his full name alongside” publications such as Make $20,000 in 20 Days Guaranteed Or Your Money Back.