Oh this is delicious. Labour MP Clare Curran is accusing The Standard author Tat Loo of playing “dirty politics”.
The Anderson’s bay branch of the [Labour] party has said it is going into recess.
Its organiser, Tat Loo, who writes under the pseudonym “Colonel Viper’ on the left wing blog site, “The Standard”. Said “Labour as an organization is failing ordinary Kiwis both locally in Dunedin and centrally in Wellington on many different levels and it shows every sign of continuing on that track.
“We want no part of propping up the Thorndon Bubble careerist ‘pretend and extend’ set any further and will be moving on to new political projects.”
But party president, Nigel Haworth, said the move was “really quite inconsequential”.
He said it was a minor perturbation.
“It’s certainly nothing to lose any sleep over at all.”
There are major sections of the left, a lot of them frequent lefty blogs, that believe a Corbyn-like shift to the left is the only way for Labour to regain its integrity and to take back the treasury benches.