Cunliffe’s Leadership Tactics – Leaking Committee Reports


Via the tip line

What is the Labour Fisheries spokesperson doing these days? Who you ask is that?

That’s right, Labour’s leader in waiting David Cunliffe. In between gazumping his leader on Thursday night at the public meeting and running around plotting coups, maybe Cunliffe would like to dispel a tip that he leaked the report from the Select Committee that’s considering how to deal with Foreign Charter Vessels in the commercial fishing industry? ?

I’m reliably informed that the report was sent to CEO of Seafood NZ, Tim Pankhurst, who notified industry leaders about what would be in the revised Bill when it got reported back to Parliament.

Pankhurst is a ex-journo, former editor of the Dominion Post, and is very cozy with some Labour members.