Shearer set up, and his whole caucus was in on it

I always suspected that David Shearer was set up on the fish stunt…now 3News has confirmed it. No wonder he quickly fell on his sword after the stunt fell flatter than a flounder. No wonder they were all laughing in the background. It obviously wasn’t laughing in support rather laughing at him

If David Shearer didn’t jump he was probably going to be rolled – that much, we already know. 

But now it’s emerged that it wasn’t just a small faction inside the Labour Party that wanted him gone – it was his entire caucus.

In fact, every single one of them knew Mr Shearer was going to present two dead fish in Parliament last week, and no one stopped him.

I would predict that David Shearer will shortly jack it all in and lump those evil bastards with another by-election. I would if it was me…what a bunch of insincere, manipulating, plotting bunch of losers. Who’d want to work with that lot?


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  • Agent BallSack

    And this is who Brian Edwards wants as Government? My opinion of him just sank below the gunwales. On the bright side the whole Whale Army knew this 2 weeks ago. They really are a despicable bunch of self serving, hopeless cunts.

    • SJ00

      And this leadership battle isn’t going to help them at all. You’ll have 2 (maybe 3) divisions in Labia, one side will have won and the other side will be chewing fat waiting to shaft the other side so they get their turn. Mates will be promoted, enemies demoted and the infighting will continue.
      My impression of National, is they are all behind Key, no one is even considering taking over from him (publicly at least), there aren’t two or more obvious factions inside National, and they are presenting a loyal, united team. And most importantly, stability. Those idiots on the other side, are the complete opposite plus they have no ideas and will continue their path to drag this country down so they can all keep living in Herne Bay.

    • Col

      I thought Edwards had died, must be soon then?

      • LesleyNZ

        That is not nice Col.

        • Col

          I thought he had, the reason I say that, he’s had a hole in his head on the left ever since he came to NZ. Your turn LesleyNZ

          • LesleyNZ

            I enjoy listening to him. Brian Edwards speaks eloquently – don’t agree with most he says – a lovely accent. At least he has manners. I once stopped for a car turning in Ponsonby (was walking) – The driver waved nicely – it was Brian Edwards. Little things like that matter.

          • Col

            I understand that. I was having a dig at him, I never wish anyone 2 die. I bet he was turning left when he waved you on.

          • LesleyNZ

            Spot on Col – turning left!

  • JeffDaRef

    Why would they have stopped him anyway?
    They have been nothing but stupid gimmicks for the best part of 5-6 years, I’m sure they all would have thought it was a winner!!

  • OT Richter

    I almost feel sorry for him.

    • In Vino Veritas

      I do have some genuine sympathy for the man. He had no chance from day one with this lot. I do think he bought some of it on himself, since he didn’t cleanse the unbelievers at the beginning.
      All those years ago, Stealers Wheel put it succinctly in terms of Labour: “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right”.

      • johnbronkhorst

        I noticed, all his stammerings were when he was trotting out the party line. One interview he did (forget when), I remember he practically agreed with John Key and he was pitch perfect throughout.
        Makes you wonder, which party did he actually agree with? Should have stood for National instead (if he indeed, did agree with them?).

    • Agent BallSack

      I did until he lead with his jaw continuously. At first I think it was naivety but then I realised he isnt in the same class as his opponents. Not JK, his caucus. He was like Tua vs Holyfield, completely outclassed, stumbling around the ring being jabbed in the face hoping for that one killer punch that never came. In Tuas case at least his corner was on his side though.

  • Agent BallSack

    As an aside I think he should stay on. If he quits, Jacinda gets parachuted in like nothing ever happened. If he really wants to piss them off he should refuse to resign and rub their noses in it everytime they look over at him in Parliament.

    • mike

      Go independent Shearer!

      • Col

        Why worry, he has a job in the UN if he wants. He may just live off his NY bank account, or slip out of the country unnoticed.

  • In Vino Veritas

    “Who’d want to work with that lot?” Try Cunliffe and Robertson. In Cunliffes case (should he win), it’d only be for a short time. Even though he has come out and said since his time on the back benches he’s “had time to reflect”, I suspect he will run a very sharp knife through the flimsy, risible bunch that make up Labour’s caucus.

  • I also saw this, and oddly, it made me absolutely livid. I know politics is a nasty business, but FFS, where was the loyalty Labour?

    I pity whoever wins #Labour’sGotTalent. Trying to unify the plotters, time-servers and self-serving unionists will be nigh on impossible.

  • conwaycaptain

    Stay o n and then when the selection starts for Mt Albert it will come out as a real shit fight. Unless he is bought off by Auntie Helen offering him an easy job at US$300K at the United Troughers Incorporated.
    It will be interesting to see how the ChCh East By election goes for Labour and if Ardern was parachuted in to Mt Albert what votes she would get.

  • maninblack

    jezz.. that makes me so mad. I cannot stand labour, but that is just evil. How the fuck do they expect to be in Government with those sort of unhealthy attitudes.

  • Hopeless and directionless. Those Questions in the LaboursGotTalent show were pathetic.
    Probably orchestrated by Robertson, “We have to prove we can lead the opposition” … . . . … . . .

  • cows4me

    They’re not very bright. I wonder if all the fools laughing behind Mumbles back think that when their time comes to call the shots their mates will treat them with the utmost seriousness. There really isn’t any leadership material the Labia party. They’re all self centred juveniles who think a leader is someone who is nasty or cunning enough not to be stabbed in the back.

    • FredFrog

      Well….their leader is their “Employer” and they regard employers as parasites.

      I wonder if they’ve ever seen the hypocrisy in that. The employers are actually the hosts, the bludgers are the parasites. Kill the hosts, the parasites won’t survive too long.

  • peterwn

    Looks as if Grant Robertson pulled the pin at the wrong time. Probably too much reliance on ABC. Now not only is he going down the gurgler as leader, but thanks to the manban shadow, deputy leader as well.

  • BJ

    Shearer was used by Labour right from the start because that lot thought he was the nice man to fool all the voters into believing the rest of them were sincere – unfortunately his own insincerity meant he couldn’t pull it off.

  • GarethsPussy

    On the one hand, they set up, so they’re c***s. On the other hand, they thought it was a terrific idea, in which case they’re c***s.

    Either way….

    • richard.b

      No arguments here.

  • Justsayn

    But the weird thing is that one doesn’t need caucus support to lead Labour.

    ALL of the caucus might want Robertson, but if all of the non-caucus votes go to Mr T he will win by a healthy margin and be leader of a bunch that don’t want him. It is no longer their decision to make.

    That was the stupidity of the reason Shearer gave for resigning, but I guess he couldn’t voice the real reason.

    • AnonWgtn

      BUT the Labour Caucus appoint the Deputy so…………
      Cunliffe to Lead appointed by the Unions, with Robertson as Deputy……………
      That will be a shit fight again.

  • LesleyNZ

    This is a terrible thing to do to anyone. This says more about the Labour Caucus than David Shearer. They are a stab you in back sort and not to be trusted..

  • Col

    I said back then who the hell was his PR and here you have it. If that’s the way they do the business why the fuck would you want them running the country, all a pack of school children, not even that, wonder how they would go on bring a policy regarding bullying in schools? Pricks.

  • Sir Robert Muldoon always used to say that your real enemies in politics were on your own side.

    Mr Shearer obviously didn’t realise that the enemy was not sitting opposite him in the House, but to his left, his right and behind him.

    • Col

      You can see the one in front of you.

      • Grantavius

        Opponents in front; enemies behind.

  • old shunter

    i was watching a video last night on the Roman history and the Fall of Caesar this sounds so like it we never learn from history a divided house will not stang

  • thor42

    I wonder what Meg has to say about this?

    Shock, horror! The whole of the Labour caucus betraying their leader!

  • HeyJude

    Poor bastard. Politics is truly full of nasties. And I count a certain right wing party in that description too. I wont name them. They’d just get nasty. He is better off out.

  • steve and monique

    Fucking mongrels. And they want to run this country. If they will eat their own,I would hate to think what they will do to the rest of us. Shearer should tell them to stick it,and force that by-election. Vote carefully NZ, we dont need these assholes anywhere near power.