I can’t say I am sorry to see this news.
Laila Harre has quit Internet Party. Says it might not continue as political party.
— Patrick Gower (@patrickgowernz) November 21, 2014
Of course Laila Harre was going to cut and run after the money ran out, that’s what all troughers do.
Reflecting on the internet Party’s failed election campaign, Ms Harre admitted “we completely mismanaged the last month of the campaign”.
“We had amazing momentum before then. The road trip, I think, worked extremely well.”
The downward spiral of the party’s campaign began when Mana’s Te Tai Tonga candidate Georgina Beyer criticised internet Party founder Kim Dotcom, Ms Harre said.
“Which fed into what became a narrative of a rift and division and it was one that we just couldn’t knock through the rest of the campaign. It became completely distracting from the release of policy.”
Ms Harre also blamed media coverage of the party for its poor election result. Read more »