Why can’t Charles Chauvel tell the truth?

Charles Chauvel has a post at Red Alert where he claims not to know whether a group trying to pressure Peter Dunne on asset sales had any party affiliations.

Contact for the group is one John Maynard, who according to a press release  is the President of the Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa, which is affiliated to the Labour party. The same Postal Workers Union that shares offices with the CTU another Labour party affiliate at Trades Hall Wellington.

Hard to believe Charlie, who lives in the same city, wouldn’t know that the President of the Postal Workers Union wasn’t inf act politically affiliated in anyway. No way he’d know that is there?

No way that this new Ohariu residents organisation is politically aligned is there…no…couldn’t be?


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  • Truth is an alien concept to Charles. He slavishly follows Helen’s dictate; “whatever it takes”. It’s people like him that Labour has to cut loose if it is ever to become a mainstream party again.

  • Troy

    Chaaaaarles is all bell’s and whistle’s, literally.

  • joe bloggs

    Oh come on Cam. Really? You expect the truth from Liarbore??? Bit naive of you mate…

    • Hakim of phut

      Considering Dunne was against Asset sales before the election, and must be getting nervous about all the public service job losses with a big effect on ‘his majority’.
      This means the Maori Party( National wing) will be the tail wagging the dog on this issue.

      • Pete George

        That’s a common lie (or deliberate ignorance).

        Dunne made it clear before the election what the UF position was on asset sales (online, in media, and it was printed on the election leaflet). He has been consistent since.

      • Hakim of phut

        Hes only for selling shares to  expand assett base, while  National is  for selling the shares to keep the money instead of borrowing -even though the borrowing  has less rate of return.

      • In Vino Veritas

        Borrowing has less rate of return? Clearly, financial literacy is one of your many weak points Hakim.
        You should be in the same meetings with Cunliffe and Parker where you can all continue to perpetrate the myth about loss of dividends from the sale of SOE’s.

  • Pete George

    I like the concept of electorate discussion and debate, that’s exactly what I’m working on in Dunedin – with multiple party support. The Ohariu “citizen’s select committee” is a good idea with the wrong motivation, it will struggle for credibility because it was obviously loaded from the start, despite the Chauvellian denial.

  • Gazzaw

    Lawyer? Labour? Politician? Truth & transparency hardly go hand in hand.

  • grumpy

    Is this the “Maynard J” who comments frequently at the Standard – another of Labour’s paid lap bloggers?

  • Hakim of phut

    Considering the PM says he ‘doesnt have a clue’ where one of his ministers is, you would have thought a Labour MP wouldnt have a clue what a union official is  doing on his days off

    • In Vino Veritas

      Difference is Hakim, that Labour and Unions are the same organisation, so where there’s one, there’ll be the other – of course Labour MP’s should have a clue where the union officials are. 

  • AnonWgtn

    Don’t think he was avery good Lawyer either.

  • headlessrd

    Speaking as one of the organising group for the Committee I can safely say that no member of the Committee, or the organising group, is a member of the Labour Party. I have a few friends in the Labour Party, but then again I believe I am friends with Pete McC and Aaron H.