One of Labour’s big fears is that the defeated David will fester in his seat and spend his days productively white-anting David Shearer.
That’s why Shearer tried to buy-off Cunliffe with a spot at #5 on the front bench (behind Comrade Ardern).
However, the white anting has already begun.
At his press conference, Shearer tried to pretend that David Cunliffe jumped at the job he was offered.
But within hours, Cunliffe publicly contradicted his new leader – clearly indicating the first offer he got wasn’t good enough. I wonder what spot he was originally offered…