Generally political spouses do not enter the fray. There is an unwritten rule not to go after families.
That of course changes when the families go after you.
Then the gloves come off.
As I predicted the Labour leadership spill has got real nasty, and now Karen Price, Mrs Cunliffe forÂ those who don’t know, has entered the political fray jumping on Twitter to abuse those who oppose her husband.
The distraught wife of Labour leadership contender David Cunliffe is behind a Twitter account that anonymously took aim at his rivals and critics.
Karen Price, a high-flying environmental lawyer, is understood to have started the @TarnBabe67 account on Saturday, the day Cunliffe indicated he would resign as Labour leader.
The account first attacked a newspaper for running candid pictures of the New Lynn MP, and went on to criticise others in the media. But the worst barbs were saved for those said to be in the “Anyone But Cunliffe” leadership faction, naming his rival Grant Robertson and MPs Trevor Mallard and Clayton Cosgrove. Â Read more »