Man Ban downgraded to a Cock Block

So yesterday, in perhaps one of the final moments in what is left of his leadership David Shearer stamped his foot and declared an end to the Man Ban.

He has left the quota in place so the Man Ban has really been downgraded to a “Cock Block”.

The writing was on his face last night on the news when Jess Mutch asked him if it had damaged his leadership, he said no with a “I’m fucked” written all over his face.

So, they still have a quota to fill and any man currently on the list can pretty much kiss their position good bye.

The only way that John Tamihere, Stuart Nash or Kelvin Davis will ever be MPs is for them to take a provincial seat of National…and after the Man Ban debacle that is exceedingly unlikely.  

Unfortunately my little leak of the Man Ban document and the cute coining of the term may have brought down their leader, and possibly damaged Labour permanently.

It remains to be seen who will emerge as the challenger.

Parliamentary gossip that is reaching the tipline suggests a Grant Robertson/Jacinda Ardern challenge, but better sources are indicating that the serious challenge will be from Andrew Little.

In any case there is going to be blood in the water tomorrow and David Shearer is a mortally wounded leader just waiting for someone to cut his head off.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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