Clare fesses up

Clare Curran has fessed up to performing a jihad against members who dare to voice an opinion that differs from her own:

Dunedin South MP Clare Curran admitted she was the senior MP attacked online at the weekend and yesterday for complaining to Labour Party hierarchy about comments made by commentators and bloggers.

The Otago Daily Times contacted Ms.Curran after noting the increasing number of mentions the Labour Party MP and IT spokeswoman was receiving on Twitter.

Among the allegations was that Labour Party MPs identified anonymous bloggers by their IP addresses on the party’s Red Alert blog.

Ms.Curran said the people she complained about were party members, some of whom were using pseudonyms and had contributed to other party members being attacked and the Labour Party being undermined.

”There are questions about the conduct of anonymous bloggers who belong to the party but may be bringing it into disrepute, and it’s an issue the party needs to grapple with in the digital age.”

This is an outrageous attack on freedom of speech by someone who should know better. She has after all written blog posts of her own about cyber-bullying:

“Cyber bullying is all too common in the virtual world, and more needs to be done to address the problem. It is important people, and children in particular, are free to enjoy the internet without fear of bullying and intimidation.”

Now look who is bullying and intimidating people.


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  • But she’s a communications expert….

    • phronesis

      ..and you assumed that meant she facilitated communication but that is not the only interpretation.

  • Whafe

    I often think it, but this confirms, Clare Curran is nothing but a idiot so far out of her depth that she doesn’t know what is up down etc etc.
    The past week of all this has not stopped Labour MP’s etc from still Tweeting, Facebooking up a storm… It confirms that they are dilusional and so far from reality.
    Clare and your Labour MP’s, sort your act, along with your mate Gareth Hughs

  • Dave

    What Clare and the Pinko’s fail to realize, we are in the Social Media age, and if people don’t like something, or they have an opinion, they share it. Poor Clare, perhaps she doesn’t realize a lot of other people don’t share hers, or her parties views, oh, and shock horror, they have an opinion. Wake up Clare

  • Lofty

    Nothing new here…do as I say, not as I do…..the 2000’s labour mantra.

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Diversity and tolerance, the cornerstones of the left. Yes, alright, I know.

  • Positan

    Labour’s communist totalitarian roots. This time out in the open for all to see and judge.

  • Phar Lap

    Just a re-run of the alleged bullying in Min of Environment,by Curran in 2007.That was when she held hands and colluded with the sick looking wee pest David Parker ,and once more in allegations caused a very valued colleague to resign.Shame Curran learnt nothing from the days when she allegedly forced a colleague to resign, and almost caused her have a nervous breakdown.

  • phronesis

    So apparently labour MP’s are children. Clare would know I guess.

  • Red

    People love Socialism – til the day they realise that they are no longer allowed to dislike it or to even say so. Snap

  • Pete George

    That’s a gobsmacking confession of what message control she wants to inflict on party members and independent blogs, but it doesn’t address the big questions of the day – has she been involved in gagging three or more Labour party members, does the council know and approve, and does Shearer know and approve?

    • Mr Sackunkrak

      I can just picture Curren putting on her best Milošević face and saying, grimly, “there will be consequences …”

      I think the answers to your questions are, yes, yes and no and therefore not applicable.

  • tarkwin

    Are the Labour Party doing Animal farm as some kind of tragic pantomime this Christmas? They should have gone for the piss up like the rest of us.

  • In Vino Veritas

    Socialism doesn’t give a damn about freedom of speech. And Clare Curran is living proof of this. What is worse, if the LabourGreen coalition gets into power in the next election, nothing will be spared – property rights and freedom of speech will only be the beginning.

    • Lofty

      You are unarguably correct IVV…those people really do frighten me, but that is part of their modus operandi of course.

  • Random66

    Those that have been caught up in this should resign their Labour Party membership, because after all why would they want to belong now and why would they in anyway want to pledge their allegiance to the likes of Clare Curran after this sneaky attack on their freedom of speech. Also why support financially those who share similar views to her. I personally would resign and have a field day continuing to attack the ‘other’ party members and undermining the Labour party – the very thing she wanted to stop. And to make it all the sweeter by resigning they are reducing Labour’s support base and financial assistance. Nice going Clare.

  • phronesis

    This should not surprise anyone. Curran is a socialist communications expert. In a country like Russia or China communications experts ensure that the populace remain ignorant and that critics of the Party are sent to the Gulag for “re-education”.

  • LR

    An old worn out has been moll. She will do Labour immense harm by her stupid comments.

    • Lion_ess

      I would have said she is right on par with the others.

  • Joe Bloggs

    given the amount of money Labour spends on maintaining lprent’s Hate Blog, it’s only fair that the party demands that their paid-by-the-post cheer-leaders toe the line

    #sarcasm #babyeatingleftards #delusionaldunedinites