Farrar asks who else will be demoted in the fallout from the Labour Leadership debacle?
Here are two candidates, who yesterday refused to ‘pre-endorse’ David Shearer for the February secret ballot.
This refusal is despite the behind-the-scenes bully tactics that Brian Edwards revealsÂ here:
A little bird (notÂ David Cunliffe) has told me that in the run-up to todayâ€™s emergency caucus meeting a number of Labour MPs, probably a majority, were rung by David Shearer or one of his apparatchiks seeking a cast-iron guarantee that they would be supporting Shearer today and in the constitutionally mandatory confidence vote in February.
This is both unethical and against Labourâ€™s constitution. It makes nonsense of todayâ€™s â€˜unanimousâ€™ vote. And it makes nonsense of theÂ February vote. If a majority of Labour MPs have yielded to this monstrous piece of bullying, that vote has in effect already been taken.
And then he concludes:
Cunliffe has been charged, found guilty and silenced. So much for fairness. So much for openness and transparency.
So much for Labour.