The Labour party is really cementing theirÂ reputationÂ of beingÂ theÂ nasty party.
Darien Fenton attacked Sir Peter Leitch for his bromance with John Key, David Cunliffe attacked Sir Peter Jackson. Basically if you profess an opinion that is contrary to tribal Labour’s aspirataions then you are a traitor and can be maligned, denigrated and if at all possible fired form your job.
Red Alert is running a constant series ofÂ personalÂ attacks against john Key and Phil Goff has decided that their strategy is to brand John Key a liar.
So it came as no surprise that Trevor Mallard has decided to attack Clare Robinson after her comments last night on the Leaders debate:
Nevermind that they were factually incorrect. Clare Robinson explains and highlights more nasty Labour comments:
It was felt that the fact that I worked as a Cabinet Ministerâ€™s Private Secretary 20 years ago should (a) be a disqualifier for being a political commentator â€” Trevor Mallard tweeted â€śif this is true than expect TVNZ resignationâ€ť; (b), that it meant that I couldnâ€™t provide objective commentaryÂ Â â€” Glenn Williams â€śWammoâ€ť called me aÂ Â â€śÂ boil on the political commentary landscape â€śand (c) that I must be a National plant.Â Deborah Mahuta-Coyle tweeted â€śjust take your national party rosette out of your pocket and slap it on your forehead.â€ťÂ Even TV3 reported hearsay as â€śfactâ€ť on their website this morning that I had once been a press secretary for Jenny Shipley.
Now Clare points out:
For the record, however:
Fact 1: In 1991 I worked as the Womenâ€™s Affairs Private Secretary in Jenny Shipleyâ€™s Office. I was a departmental official on secondment from the Ministry of Womenâ€™s Affairs. I was appointed by Dr Judith Aitken, the then Secretary of Womenâ€™s Affairs.
Fact 2: This is not news. It is on my Massey biography.
Fact 3. I was not a political appointee or a â€śNat stafferâ€ť, and have never been on the payroll of the National party.
Fact 4: I was never press secretary. That role was first occupied by Nancy Consaul and then Bronwyn Saunders. As private secretary my job was to answer Ministerials, arrange appointments and push paper between the Ministry and the Minister.
…Fact 5: I voted Labour in the 1990 general election, just prior to taking up my role. I voted Labour in the 1993 general election, after I had left the role.
Labour really is the nasty party. The proof isÂ theirÂ ownÂ words. They are prepared to lie and denigrate and smear anyone who dares to speak against them. I bet you won’t see an apology out of Mallard and their fan boys and girls who clearly defamed Clare Robinson.