Robertson won’t be happy, Jones may yet get his happy ending

Grant Robertson can’t be a happy camper right now. He has popped up a post at the hate blog of the world’s best sysop that is another ego-fest filled with loads of me, myself and I.

On top of that 3News had a poll that showed that Kiwis like a porn watching lazy maori ratbag more than a bloke who met his boyfriend at pub and has never had a real job.

In a surprise poll result, voters have picked Shane Jones ahead of Grant Robertson in the Labour Party leadership race, while David Cunliffe remains the firm favourite.

Conducted by Research Now, the 3 News poll sampled 500 voters from around the country, asking them to name their preferred Labour leader from contenders Mr Cunliffe, Mr Robertson and Mr Jones. 

The results come as a surprise with 39.6 per cent of voters saying Mr Cunliffe was their preferred party leader, 31.6 per cent saying Mr Jones, while Mr Robertson trailed on 28.8 per cent.

Among Labour voters, Mr Cunliffe’s support was even stronger with 45.6 per cent wanting him to be the next party leader, Mr Jones was still in second place with 28.1 per cent and Mr Robertson received 26.4 per cent support.

Prior to this poll, Mr Jones was seen by many as the rank outsider in the race.

No, Grant Robertson won’t be happy at all that all of his plans seem to be coming undone right now.

David Cunliffe still holds pole position but if the shrill screeching emanating from Martyn Bradbury is any guideline of the thought processes in Cunliffe’s camp then I’d say there is some concern. Perhaps Martyn won’t be accepting that Chief of Staff job after all…especially if Cunliffe is in no position to offer it.


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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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