Who else will be demoted?

Farrar asks who else will be demoted in the fallout from the Labour Leadership debacle?

Here are two candidates, who yesterday refused to ‘pre-endorse’ David Shearer for the February secret ballot.

This refusal is despite the behind-the-scenes bully tactics that Brian Edwards reveals here:

A little bird (not David Cunliffe) has told me that in the run-up to today’s emergency caucus meeting a number of Labour MPs, probably a majority, were rung by David Shearer or one of his apparatchiks seeking a cast-iron guarantee that they would be supporting Shearer today and in the constitutionally mandatory confidence vote in February.
This is both unethical and against Labour’s constitution. It makes nonsense of today’s ‘unanimous’ vote. And it makes nonsense of the February vote. If a majority of Labour MPs have yielded to this monstrous piece of bullying, that vote has in effect already been taken.

And then he concludes:

Cunliffe has been charged, found guilty and silenced. So much for fairness. So much for openness and transparency.
So much for Labour.


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  • conwaycaptain

    Horomia can hardly breathe

  • Travis Poulson

    Pretty damning article by Edwards, even the most hardened left wingers have the knives out.

  • Troy

    Moroney is like a virus that spreads and if not dealt with, just gets worse. Everything she touchs goes sour yet people still seem to follow her and why? because she has been brainwashed by the party machine and because of this she works in the shadows – can’t be trusted for the truth, she is playing the labour socialist game and will probably win.

    • In Vino Veritas

      “I’d like to share a revelation I’ve had, during my time here, it came to me when I tried to classify socialism, and I realised it is not actually a viable economic system. Every economic system on the planet, instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with its surrounding environment that socialism does not. Socialism moves to an area, and socialism multiplies. Socialism multiplies until every natural resource is consumed. The only way socialism can survive is to spread to another area. There is an organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Socialism is a disease. A cancer of this planet. Socialism is a plague.”

      • thats good.

      • Troy

        Maybe her and all the rest of the lying parasites in Labour have been under the influence of MKUltra.

      • cows4me

        Well said In Vino Veritas, yeah it’s a disease all right and terminal if it gets hold.

        • In Vino Veritas

          Adapted from Agent Smith. The Matrix.

    • Mediaan

      Super-rich, family money, is the word. One of your untouched-by-real-issues-of-life’s-hardships (but nevertheless socialist) lefties. Excellent cover, those clothes and that voice, of course.

  • In Vino Veritas

    Why is Edwards surprised by any of this? Surely he should be writing about seeing socialism at its absolute best?

  • Beanyboy

    Edwards writes that Cunliffe hasn’t actually done anything and there has been no leadership challenge….um what planet is he on? Of course Cunliffe is jockying for position he wants the job and eveyone knows it, to say otherwise is just stupid. He may have been “technically” correct with what he said in not declaring his support at the next vote, but to say that is not being disloyal is plain stupid, but then, Mr Edwards was Aunty Helens right hand woman for awhile wasnt he?

  • Hagues

    “If a majority of Labour MPs have yielded to this monstrous piece of bullying, that vote has in effect already been taken.”

    Wouldn’t be too hard to say yes now and vote against him in the secret ballot in Feb. Its been done countless times before.

  • the writing is well and truly on the wall in neon flashing glow in the dark fuckin bitumen based spraypaint.

  • thor42

    I **love it** when the left goes into meltdown….. :)