Why was David Shearer so secretive over GCSB?

In Question 3 today David Shearer shot both feet off, in attempting to attack John Key over the GCSB.

At 6:30 in the video below Shearer asks if John Key has consulted with the Labour party…John Key gave Shearer a chance to retract his question and Robertson and other demanded the Prime Minister answer…and the answer was devastating for David Shearer.

So, David Shearer had a secret meeting with John Key, asked Key to keep it quiet so other members of Labour wouldn’t know about it, as well as Russel Norman.

Oh dear, this isn’t going to go well for David Shearer, his caucus members have claimed for months they have never be consulted and now we find out that David Shearer had an extensive meeting with John key about the bill, which Shearer wanted kept quiet.

Russel Norman too won;t be happy that his prospective co-leader of the opposition has essentially mis-led him too.

Only David Shearer could go into the house with the Prime Minister on the back foot over GCSB and manage a self inflicted injury that may prove fatal.


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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.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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