Yesterday I named Russel Norman as Politician of the Week and one of the reasons I gave it to him was because I said he had instigated a referendum on Asset Sales and was suing it as a stick with which to beat the government.
Well, my phone went nuts from loads of Labour MPs txting me taking great umbrage at such an outrageous suggestion.
I was told in no uncertain terms that the genius behind the referendum appeal was in fact Grant Robertson. Apparently, for the first time in his life, he worked hard over the Christmas recess to put it together.
That’s fine, it was Grant’s idea, happy for him to have credit….however…It is Russel Norman that has grabbed the advantage in beating on the government with Grant’s stick. And so he remains a cunning bastard and politician of the week because he nicked Labour’s plan and has made it his own.
AS for all those MPs txting…you all need a refresher course in Rule Number One.