Matt McCarten talks about Labour MPs not doing the heavy lifting and getting coverage in the media for stuff that they have done. My sources inside Labour have been talking all morning, as they are seriously pissed off that Matt is right but they telling me are two main problems.
The first is Trevor Mallard who is still running his underpants stealing strategy. Just when Labour get a bit of momentum Mallardâ€™s ego and early onset dementia gets in the way, and Labour no longer has the union thugs who can put a dickhead like Mallard in a sack and beat him with lead pipes like they used to.
The other problem is that Fran Moldâ€™s media strategy has been a total disaster. She stops MPs getting press about policy, so they get smacked up for not doing any work. Apparently she has all the charm of Heather Simpson badly hungover and having a bad day, and if Labour wants to start getting some traction in the media they need to get some of this: