Just four days ago Brian Edwards was pondering whether or not Shane Jones would become NZs first Maori PM.
… as I watched and re-watched this speech, I thought I could perhaps see a future Leader of the Opposition and a Prime Minister to boot.
Well, the answer for Brian Edwards is a resounding no, not ever, as Shane Jones dropped his bombshell that he is leaving the sinking ship that is the David Cunliffe led Labour party.
Watch Labour go feral on him…They won’t be able to resist going nasty. The hate National for sure but they hate turn coats even more.
Shane Jones knows where all the bodies are buried and as Labour turns feral on him he will unload as a favour to the guys who gave him a lifeboat.
Labour is shellshocked. Neither David Cunliffe or David Parker fronted last night as the carnage unfolded. Moira Coatsworth simply mumbled inanities to the media and the left wing blogosphere went into ostrich mode.
When I made my comments about Shane Jones on The Huddle last night, about being the most effective MP for Labour this year just before 6pm little did I know what was about to unfold. Labour has lost their best performing MP now, the only MP currently that resonated with working NZ and was addressing important issues that were important to voters.
Steven Joyce was sledging but he was accurate when he tweeted:
The last MP focused on jobs and growth in @nzlabour is hitting the road.
â€” Steven Joyce (@stevenljoyce) April 22, 2014