Trouble in the Socialist Republic

Senior Christchurch Councillor and confirmed Socialist Chrissie Williams has decided to leave council mid term. This is not a surprise after her heart scare, but it does highlight how dysfunctional the council in the socialist republic has become.

My tipline sources are saying that the left are going to mount a very solid campaign to take over the council and the mayoralty, and have the funding in place to make a really big impact. They have persuaded Patsy Dalziel to stay off the turps long enough to be elected, and have an all star campaign team headed by former Mayor Garry Moore around Patsy to keep her sober for long enough to win.

With Patsy likely to ascend to the mayoralty there will be a by-election in Christchurch East in late 2013 or early 2014, and the socialist republic will have to increase its drinks budget.

Losing Chrissie Williams, a die hard socialist warrior (it would be going to far to call her a princess) does not help Patsy’s campaign as Chrissie was very strong on the campaign trail and would have helped deliver votes to Patsy.

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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.