Fraser House news tip – Helen asked Shearer to quit

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Fraser House news tip: Aunty Helen told Shearer to stand down last night.

So he did.

Tim Barnett and Moira Coatesworth are next.

Aunty Helen doing a few extra jobs while in Wellington.

More to follow.

Seems there is a clean out coming at Labour HQ, probably why Barnett was declaring he knew nothing about events that transpired today.


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  • MarkF

    Why would I not be surprised by that?

    • kevin

      and, what are the odds for a return to the UN trough by shearer? Real soon.

    • kevin

      again, the Man-Ban has begun…

  • conwaycaptain

    Why is a high up in the UN who is meant to be APOLITICAL interfering in our affairs

    • Don’t be naive CC ;)

    • kevin

      Probably did it all by txt, her favorite method of comms… No personal appearance needed. Just txt “piss off david” and the jobs done.

      • mike

        No way, never put anything in writing (or in written form)… if you do then people have proof of what you said or did.

  • blokeintakapuna

    With many, many Labour MP’s now saying Shearer was “too nice to be a PM” what is that actually telling us about Comrade Auntie’s 3-term PM tilt?

  • paddles83

    Because its got BALLS and it can

  • Andy

    Helen was down our neck of the woods last week, doing some Cross Country skiing
    She has been doing this for several years, and always brings a group of Labout MPs along.

    • Super_Guest

      I saw “Helen” and “the woods”, and I immediately thought of one of those bigfoot documentaries. Y’know, where they go search for a hideous beast in the forest…

  • DLNZ

    I wonder if Aunty Helen would consider a return to politics… That could quite possibly be a game changer.

    • Yeah, Timewarp back to Klarkistan and the 1990s without the economic climate. Only good bit is that it would completely destroy the next generation of Labour and the greens, and their policies are no longer going to win elections.

      • DLNZ

        Not suggesting she’d win, but all the old school Labour supporters that have been turned away by distractions like the man-ban and lack of policy focus on the “working class” might feel more inclined to return to the flock.

        • Two words. Smacking Ban.

          Helen bitchslapped every working class parent in the nation with that. She shut the effective working class maternity hospital in Auckland (St. Helen’s). She has buried a lot of bodies, and many of us have long memories.

          Her natural constituency is the teacher’s common room, not any factory floor.

    • peterwn

      I have thought for a while that Helen would plot a return to politics, and that is falling into place. Give David Shearer a nice UN assignment until late 2014 and promise him London then. She can then slot back into parliament via a Mt Albert byelection.

    • Patrick

      You mean like Rudd in AUS – as a game changer it has only confirmed the voters dislike him, I see similar happening in NZ if Klarkenfuher was to return

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Bros – How about return of She beast and the tax master Cullen as the Leader and Deputy Leader of Labourers? That should make John Key shake in his boots….Acid tongued Cullen could give Bill English a run for his life while the She beast takes care of John Key….

    • DLNZ

      Cullen not so much…. but Helen could possibly lead the Labourites out 40 months of polling wilderness…. :/

      • How would she do that ?
        JK is no spring chicken anymore M8!

    • In Vino Veritas

      The She Beast was well and truly demolished by Key last time SCS, I can’t imagine the outcome would be any different if the situation was reprised. Anyway, haven’t you been telling us that the “Sheep” was going to win the next election? Any retraction?

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Sheep is planning a comeback in April 2014…..

    • Time For Accountability

      Husband Peter must be shaking in his boots at the prospect she could live back at the Mt Albert House.

      • Patrick

        He will be beavering away now removing all traces of recent male “lodgers”

  • Well this has been on the cards for a while, truth is Helens’ got nothing to sell any more as JK has beaten her to the punchline on everything.

    And while She’s an arch IP thief, there aint no one in Labour to steal from anymore, and JK is in the driving seat, so any great ideas she might dredge up, will be happily implemented by the wise and cunning JK.

    I.E. Labour is toast and Helens’ going to sing the epitaph in screeching aggrandising tones.

  • MarcWills

    Damn it – they’re taking away all Key’s ammunition. Looking in the warehouse, probably just replacing it with more dum dums though.

  • thor42

    If this is true, then Shearer could cause *all kinds of problems* for Aunty Helen by opening up about this. She of the forged art and light-speed motorcades who is supposed to be “apolitical”. Fat chance.

    • sweetd

      He could, but won’t. Like all ex labour party mp’s, they all seek a cushy position at the UN, so will do what H1 tells them in exchange for the job.

    • unitedtribes

      Not if he wants his old job back

  • Auto_Immune

    While Clark’s possible interference will ultimately be good for Labour in the long term, the party really needs to leave her shadow and stop taking orders from her.

    NZ moved on in 2008; Labour needs to catch up.

  • cows4me

    She’s like cat shit under the sofa, there’s that ever present stench but the culprit has done a runner.

    • DLNZ

      ^^ quote of the day :)

  • unitedtribes

    I think David just didn’t fit neatly into any of Labours factions so had no support. The closest he could hope for was the woman faction but the man ban dealt with that.

  • Owl

    It will come down to who the Unions will put into the leadership.

    Labour is now completely owned by the Unions

    • Whafe

      Never a truer word spoken Owl

  • Agent BallSack

    I think this post needs the tag SATIRE first!

  • Chris

    Tim Barnett is a self-serving dick wad who doesn’t give a stuff about anything but his own personal ambition. I’ve had the pleasure to have worked with him and in my humle opinion I can say he is a complete and utter [email protected]#t.