The kind of MP Labour needs to retire

After her very damaging rant against Sir Peter Leitch, Darien Fenton must surely be on borrowed time. Her apology on Red Alert last night was clearly a pre-emptive apology before she got slaughtered in the Herald this morning. That just makes her apologise seem calculating rather than heart-felt.

Someone needs to alter her wiki page to reflect her ‘mare of the past week.

“Varied career”, most noticable for getting stuck into the Mad Butcher. When the purge comes she needs to be near the top of the list because she is a nasty, unpleasant, unelectable woman, who puts voters off voting for Labour.

Labour will not win back middle New Zealand if they retain members of the failed Clark regime who go out of their way to cost votes by being nasty.

The tragedy for Labour is someone completely unelectable and thoroughly unpleasant like Darien Fenton is number 18 on the list. Useless union hacks who cost Labour votes get ranked higher than effective, likable politicians like Stu Nash, Kelvin Davis and Clare Curran. Labour needs a good purge to clean out the nasty and unpleasant MPs who have not realised New Zealand has moved on from tribal tory hating from early and mid last century.


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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.

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