Is Parker campaigning for Labour’s leadership now?

Andrea Vance has raised the spectre of David Cunliffe‘s bid for the leadership of Labour. iPredict is now running stocks for Labour’s next leader.

All of this isn’t exactly helpful to Phil Goff who ostensibly is Labour’s current leader.

However just in off the tipline is David Parker’s brochure that he is handing out in Epsom….which for all intents and purposes reads like a CV for his bid for the leadership of Labour. He even quotes Matthew Hooton as though that is some kind of a reference.

Bizarrely also David Parker has chosen a crucifix format for his brochure, as though he is “King David”coming tos ave Labour:

It certainly looks like David Parker is making his case for the leadership ofLlabour right now, in the midst of an election campaign.

That makes it all the more interesting as to why Phil Goff bombed the finance questions so badly last Wednesday. With the “Two Davids” in control of Labour’s spreadsheets and with their clear positioning right now it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out what has gone on inside Labour. The only question is why the Two Davids spiked Goff in the middle of the campaign? Don;t they want Labour to have a chance? Do they thionk their chances are better for the leadership with a decimated caucus?

It all seems very Machiavellian and murky that is for sure.

After Cunliffe’s balls up on Friday night David Parker looks a whole lot better, but like I said don’t discount David Shearer. If I was a betting man you can;t go wrong with putting your money on one of the three Davids.

One thing is for sure, in the middle of an election campaign the last thing Labour needs is talk about the leadership.


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