As Labourâ€™s next train wreck draws ever closer, hereâ€™s an angle that is worth keeping an eye on â€“ a simmering, but growing feud between Auckland-based veteran political operatives, David Lewis and James Bews-Hair.
These two go back to the early-90s. They were on different sides of the broad church back then â€“ Lewis a Clark loyalist and Bews-Hair donkey-deep with the likes of Phil Quin in the dirty tricks of the Moore/Goff camp. Despite this, they have always been as thick as thieves â€“ until now that is.
Iâ€™m told things started to turn sour during the fallout from the Brown affair.
While Bews-Hair was quietly knifing people in the shadows, Lewis was strutting his prowess anywhere that would print it. To make it worse, Lewis promptly cut Brown adrift, whereas Bews-Hair continues to do his dirty work for him. Now things are about to get really nasty.
Labour will soon need a new leader, and just like the old days Lewis and Bews-Hair are going to be on different sides. Â Read more »