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 reveals here:
A little bird (not David Cunliffe) has told me that in the run-up to today’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 Labour’s constitution. It makes nonsense of today’s ‘unanimous’ vote. And it makes nonsense of the 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.