The Labour Party is flat broke, and has been since “Fat Tony” stopped shaking down people for funds.
I cannot stand rank hypocrisy of the type displayed by Labour Party hack Mike Williams in the weekend.
He got all sanctimonious about the Peter Dunne resignation.
A quick scan of my ’08 archives revealed within seconds at least two separate occasions where Williams told lies to the media and the public – but was deemed fit to stay in his job as Labour President.
Hypocrisy much? How about this one?
A bigger political hypocrite is hard to find. Hardly the right person to go to for comment on whether or not someone should quit their job for stuffing up.
Pressure is mounting on Peter Dunne. He is being encouraged to leave now, instead of hang around and suffer days, possibly weeks, of intense scrutiny.
Peter Dunne is being urged to throw in the towel now, and call time on his political career.
The advice comes from another veteran of the political scene, former Labour Party president Mike Williams.
Mr Williams told TVNZ’s Q&A programme he would give Mr Dunne a simple message if he was advising him, following the GCSB leak inquiry.
Not from the Herald but it is also an APN title.
I don’t think “Fat Tony” is going to be pleased with that.
You’ve got to hand it to the left for their monumental stupidity.
Last night on TV One the Howard League (hijacked by Mike Williams and other Labour flunkies) claimed a coroner’s report will show prison guards could have stopped infamous scumbag Antonie Dixon’s suicide.
Corrections, sensibly, said their staff got it right by ensuring none of their guards were put at risk.
[T]he Department of Corrections has defended its staff, saying Dixon was a difficult prisoner and staff took correct action when responding to the suicide.
“During his time in custody there were numerous incidents including violence against staff and other prisoners; damage to prison property; possession of contraband including weapons he manufactured; positive tests for drug use and several concerted attempts at inflicting serious self harm,” Jeanette Burns from the department said.
“On the night Mr Dixon died, staff had to balance the safety of themselves with that of a serial, violent offender. Staff safety is paramount, and officers made the right decision at the time when unlocking his cell.” Read more »
Labour, rank hypocrites when it comes to nepotism, need I remind you about all the cushy directorships their president held, are cutting up rough over the appointment of Ian Fletcher to GCSB.
Labour has hit out over Prime Minister John Key’s involvement in the appointment of spy agency boss Ian Fletcher and says it “reeks of cronyism”.
But Key said today he was “totally” comfortable with the process.
“Its pretty normal, this is a small country,” he said.
Fletcher, head of the secretive Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), was not short-listed for the job at the Government’s foreign spy agency – but applied after a phone call from Key. Read more »
Grant Robertson has immersed himself in parliamentary politics, without building a team of people around him who provide the kind of infrastructure Helen Clark built around herself.
Clark may not have had great relations with business and political donors, but she did build a team of people around her that did. She also had a great fundraiser or shakedown artist in Mike “Fat Tony” Williams, who made sure that Labour had plenty of money and weren’t just reliant on union funding. Read more »
It’s getting pretty grim when the former President of the Party, Mike Williams says the Labour Leader is only safe ‘for the moment’.
That was last week, this week Labour’s asking itself could a new leader deliver more excitement and generate more momentum with the conference as a launching pad?
I guess there’s always the possibility that Shearer has the Gettysburg address planned for Sunday.
Taito Phillip Field, who Helen Clark said was guilty of only being helpful to his constituents, and was subsequently found guilty of bribery and corruption, yesterday claimed that that he is exonerated by the court that ordered him to pay $28,000 for the tiling and now further claims that his downfall was all a gay conspiracy:
A gay and lesbian cabal
He claims a gay and lesbian cabal in the Labour Party contrived to get him removed from the party because of his uncompromising stand on moral issues.
“I wouldn’t budge because I stood by my Christian beliefs and I opposed things like civil unions, homosexual rights, abortion and the anti-smacking legislation.“
And I think this became intolerable for them and when this thing blew up with the Thais and immigration issues I believe some political figures saw an opportunity to get rid of me.“
And the best option was to look at a criminal conviction because how else could they get rid of me?”
“Helen Clark made it clear what she wanted by the allegation of me being unethical and immoral even before the police had finished their investigation.
“It was an invitation to her puppets and those in powerful positions who were in her pocket that she wanted a particular outcome.
“She knew that the only way to destroy my political career and remove me from Mangere was a criminal conviction.
“I had the biggest majority in the country – bigger than what she got – and that was the only way she was going to be able to get rid of me. I think everybody who was involved in that exercise should be investigated.
“At one point I was sitting in an aeroplane on a flight from Wellington to Auckland and I was eyeballed by Mike Williams, the president of the Labour party, who told me clearly, ‘you continue to come up against Helen Clark and she’s going to do you in’.
“I remember that clearly – I was sitting right next to him and those sort of things you don’t forget.”
Matthew Hooton has agreed with myself and decided that the leaks to Duncan Garner about how unpopular David Cunliffe is in caucus are really for the benefit of Grant Robertson. He enjoys a chat with Mike Williams on Nine to Noon, the highlights are:
- Matthew Hooton names Trevor Mallard as the Labour Senior insider leaking to Duncan Garner. ”Iron” Mike Williams does not challenge this, even chuckles along and does the big “if I was” speech. To Williams’ credit he did have more control over a rampant shit-stirring Mallard than the dippy mumsy child psychologist Moira Coatsworth ever has.
- Hooton on Cunliffe - describes how his five weeks overseas was “one last family holiday” before he makes the move to challenge for Leader of Labour before November.
- Hooton describes Mallard’s work as a “beautifully strategic leak” if wanting to promote someone other than David Shearer or David Cunliffe then talks up Grant Robertson.
The Labour Party really does have more factions than a third world country fighting for its rice.