Connell given the Kiss of Death

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So Raikaia MP Brian Connell is threatening to leave the National Party? Well good on him! National doesn’t need him as an MP if he considers his party affiliation is of no importantance when making decisions.

You see, the trouble with Brian is not that he was ranked 27th – it is that no one noticed he was ranked 27th!

He of course suffers from the problem where he believes he is an MP simply because he is great, and that it has nothing to do with the party he stood with. I would guess that in actual fact, he was virtually unknown before 2002.

Connell’s predecesor was Prime Minister Jenny Shipley who held that seat for many years. Quite frankly, any donkey who stood under the National Banner at that time would have won the seat.

And as we are finding out, Connell actually is a donkey. Pity help the Raikaia people! Although they can live in hope that they will have a new MP in 3 years time because Brian, you idiot, you’ve just been given the kiss of death:

Dr Brash confirmed there was nothing stopping the MP becoming independent,
as the party-hopping law lapsed at the election.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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