My oldest friend in caucus, Scott Simpson, is the best dark arts practitioner I know.
He is an absolute genius at ratf***ing opponents, and makes even people like Murray McCully look second rate.
So why don’t National use Scott properly?
He is wasting away on the back benches while National try silly plays that get them nowhere.
The usual dumb play is to start implausible rumours about opponents that will never happen or are easily debunked. National have been trying to promote the “Rats jumping off the sinking ship” meme, claiming that multiple Labour MPs are looking to run for local government and resign their seats. Read more »