The coup is on #Labourishistory

Tonights 3News/Reid Research poll has sealed Phil Goff’s fate. He is brought Labour to its knees and under 30% closely matching the Roy Morgan poll.

The tipline is humming fiercely with Labour insiders talking out of school.

Phil Goff is dead to them and the previous catch cry of ABC (Anyone But Cunliffe) is now All in Behind Cunliffe.

Caucus members are forming on Mallard, and Twyford is running the numbers and from all accounts so far they have them.

It looks like Phil Goff can only count on the drys in caucus including Shearer and Parker.

David Cunliffe is moving and moving fast. The thinking is it gives Cunliffe a platform to front foot the Capital Gains Tax without Goff’s baggage and that any change in leadership will give them a bump after two weeks solid news media.

Cunliffe is worried that if he doesn’t go now, there won’t be an opportunity after the world cup, and Little will have the numbers post-election.

Right now if you are a Labour list MP there is no reason to follow Goff into the grave.

Phil Goff is for the firing squad

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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