Labour campaigning on the taxpayer? You bet they are

A couple of things have come to my attention via the tipline.

Labour, as we all know from their leaked campaign minutes, are flat broke and are planning on and are indeed using Parliamentary Services funding to finance their campaign.

Clayton Cosgrove though appears to be shunning the ‘Labour’ brand. I can’t find the logo anywhere on his website.  Perhaps the political cripple’s plan is to make sure MPs don’t mention Labour or Phil Goff? Having said that – it still needs a promoter statement by law – even though it’s Parliamentary funded.

More concerning though is the interesting election development where it appears that Labour are getting their election hoarding paid for by the taxpayer.

We all know that Labour is so broke their plan (as revealed by Whaleleaks) is to use Parliamentary Services funding to ‘benefit’ the Labour Party.  Labour’s got a new take on this.  Getting Parliamentary Services to fund hoardings (which technically fall within the PS rules for communication) and then plastering people’s fences with the tax-funded signs.

Annette King Hoarding

This is something that will depend on scale.  One of these signs on an office or out and about would be understandable – but I doubt that’s what they have planned.

Annette King Hoarding Facebook recruitment

A financially bankrupt party, an intellectually bankrupt policy plan and a physically crippled campaign manager. It certainly looks like the only plan that Labour has is the Gnomes Stealing Underpants plan. When they are cash poor I guess that is all there is.


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  • reid

    Yes cheers for this update on Liarbore’s mendacity, Whale.

    I mean, fuck. They know we know and they still do it.

    Where is the media in this?

    This is precisely what they’re there for.

    So why isn’t both the Herald and the Dom Post running this as a consistent campaign to stamp it out before it’s too late because the horse has just bolted. Are they planning to wait until then, to mention it?

    One hopes not.

  • Phil Goff seems to be missing. Even a left-leaning blogger is taking the piss; well done Robert Winter:

    • reid

      He’s practicing the strategy of staying out of the media cause he thinks that’s why the recent poll showed them so much higher.

      Interesting strategy.

      I wish him well.

  • “Where is the media in this?”

    They have clever lawyers and know they must publish a promoter statement for their propaganda. They’re keeping their heads down lest they be found out.

    If it was ACT on the other hand…different story altogether!

  • thor42

    WO – would it be possible to lodge an Official Information Act request to find out how much Labour has spent (or is planning to spend) on these hoardings? These hoardings MUST count as election spending, and the amount of that spending is capped and must be made public at some stage. So, given that, it’d be interesting to see if Labour could be nailed down on this.

    • Unfortunately no, because the politicians don’t want us to know, they have kept parliamentary services away from the cleansing disinfectant of sunshine provided by the OIA.

      • reid

        Those bastards.