Garner calls for Mallard to go

Duncan Garner calls for David Cunliffe to knife Trevor Mallard.

They call it swallowing dead rats. And the ABC club have been chewing on them since about 2.30pm yesterday – when David Cunliffe won the leadership race.

The rats must taste like burnt tarseal – and these MPs will take some time to digest them. This club has actively blocked David Cunliffe’s path to the leadership for more than two years now. They have been open about their disdain for their new leader. But suddenly they are all preaching unity.

Which of course means, they are all now on their best behaviour, because they all want to keep their jobs. It’s a plea to Cunliffe, if he’s listening.

I’m not sure if the public will be fooled – but it’s certainly the right and only option. Cunliffe will need to tread carefully with his reshuffle and the ABC club – except for Trevor Mallard and Chris Hipkins. 

Hipkins has already got his beans today. Even if he is spinning otherwise.

Mallard’s time is up. The public tired of him years ago. He has been one of the main protagonists in the fight against Cunliffe. He should be dealt to. He has done his time in NZ politics.

He’s currently on the taxpayers tit living it up in San Fran – it should be his last trip. He’s done well out of NZ politics and it’s time he was moved on. I don’t see what he offers anymore.

He’s on a junket and taxpayers should be appalled. Cunliffe should shoulder tap him and tell him to start looking for relief teaching job in Hutt South after the next election. Labour needs to signal a fresh start under Cunliffe and getting rid of Mallard would do that.

The best punishment for Trevor Mallard is to remove him from his coveted Shadow Leader of the House job…send him back tot eh seat David Cunliffe just vacated.


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