Cunliffe apologises, too little, too late

On a day when Cunliffe should have be focussing on justifying his dodgy finance figures he is instead apologising for his misogyny.

On TV3’s The Nation this morning, Mr Cunliffe revealed he had apologised to Ms Collins when questioned by political editor Duncan Garner.

“Yes, an unfortunate comment, and I sincerely regret it and I have rung her to apologise. I shouldn’t have been in that conversation and it was the wrong thing to say.”

“What made you say it,” asked Garner.

“I honestly don’t know, it was a regretful comment and I’ve apologised to her.”

Go watch the video of his apology at TV3. It isn’t often you get to see a Labour politician apologise.

Perhaps David Cunliffe might like to explain how it works to Trevor Mallard.

This shows that once again, though, Labour has been easily distracted by the politics of personality and personal smears rather than policy. Since they promised to debate on policy and not personality they have done nothing of the sort instead proving to everyone that Labour is the nasty party.

Having fired all their big shots this is all they are left with, expect to see more of the nasty.


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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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