Have you noticed? David Cunliffe only has one tie

I noticed something that Cunliffe’s media people really should have sorted out – it appears that the Leader of the Opposition only has one tie:

Here he is returning from his beard-growing holiday:


Then the candidacy announcement:


Then while on the Political Idol show:


Then on the campaign trail in Blackball:


Then there were the glossy promo shots – need to get the lucky tie in:


And in the campaign videos:


And again while smarming it up on The Nation:


And at the victory speech:


Hmm . .  lots of cameras around – better wear the same tie I’ve been wearing for the last 3 months:


And again for the Andrea Vance life story interview:


I know if I were forced to debate against John Key I’d be bringing all my good luck charms with me.  Looks like David did for his first debate as leader of the opposition:


And so for the conference speech showing how Labour is full of new ideas…


Is he trying to empathise with the poor squashed middle classes – ‘We’re so poor we’ve even had to cut down on tie-buying!’ Herne Bay problems??

Maybe someone should start a campaign to make 2014 a bit fairer by donating ties so at least he’s got more than one to wear on the campaign trail.  But then again, I suppose he wouldn’t want to wear them if he wants to fit in by being bro in South Auckland.


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  • LeftRightWrong

    Politically hard hitting news, you read it here first.

    • Ronnie Chow

      Satire is not for the hard to please .

    • Pissedoffyouth


  • blokeintakapuna

    Maybe he should visit a certain Green Party and ask the joint leader for some fashion advice. …and whilst there, ask if he can borrow their #HeyClint! So they might be able to finally come up with a policy that doesn’t shoot off feet..

    • He’s already tried to lure #HeyClint over to Labour bloke, but failed. #HeyClint isGreen4Life!

    • Honki

      yeah i have noticed that the Greens have a certain tint to them – greenish exterior but red showing through from underneath

    • AnonWgtn

      Wussel expounds in his Green stripe shirt and Green tie.

    • Bad__Cat

      We really are Politically Incorrect, making fun of the ethically handicapped.

  • Lion_ess

    Kiwi-Tie will fix it.

    • sheppy

      That’s the first thing I thought when I saw it – didn’t they force the population to wear identical uniforms in many of the failed communist states that he’s getting his economic policies from?

  • middleagedwhiteguy

    The diagonal shows what way he’s leaning at the time, as it can be perceived as either left or right, depending on the audience he’s talking to.

  • middleagedwhiteguy
    • dyannt

      That cat sits on the political fence looking all enigmatic.

  • williamabong

    Best fit would have to be fine knotted hemp one hanging off a yard arm.

    • conwaycaptain

      There would be a queue to fire the Rogue’s Gun and to be part of the Bosun’s Party to “Haul away handsomely”

  • Pissedoffyouth

    I love how the left scream that John Key is shonkey etc and it isn’t even a good insult, yet you mention the name “silent t” and you both make people laugh and piss leftards off.

    i just can’t stand his greasy little smile – it all says “I’m coming for your money”

  • Ronnie Chow

    To win an argument , you stick to your bottom line and don’t stray into side discussions which weaken your case .
    Watch this neck-tie strategy closely .

  • Time For Accountability

    He is a consistent person.

    He is not only consistent in dress but consistent in his lies.

    Watch his lips:

    When he lies to his followers he speaks from the left side of his mouth.
    When he lies to the public her speaks from the right side of the mouth.

    He must lie because he will do anything for power. He chose the left side at University because it has the weakest candidates and the easiest path through them to the top.

    His real bias, however, is to the right. Hence his capitalist investments and wife who makes here living acting for right based clients.

    He lives a lie therefore he must lie.

    He will become unstuck just as all liars do because he cannot deliver his promises or lies to the Union funders and to business which he needs on board.

    Lies are like a parasite that destroys a host from the inside out.

    If you thought the she beast was evil, wait this guy is worse.

    • middleagedwhiteguy

      Those who work with him have seen the real Cunliffe. No wonder the Caucus hates him. The fact that what he has said to the party faithful is at odds with what caucus knows of the man will not endear the caucus to him.

      • dianne65

        Mind you it is what he says to the Circus. Because that is all Cunliffe and his circus nutters are. Not Caucus.

    • OhopeBeachBugger

      “He chose the left side at University because it has the weakest candidates and the easiest path through them to the top.”

      Yesterday I found myself wondering why on earth Cunliffe is a lefty – I had precisely this idea run through my head.

    • GazzW

      I agree. Cunliffe has got more than a touch of the Kevin Rudd complex.

    • Daniel Church

      All lefties are liars though. Socialism is based on a fraud.

  • James Stephenson

    Wants to be PM and tucks the end of his tie into his trousers…

  • Mark

    Nice to see he tucks it into his undies as well – see last photo

  • Dick Brown

    Not having a streak of yellow in the tie is false advertising surely.

    Where’s the bloody Commerce Commission when you need them.

    – Angry from Palmerston North

  • OhopeBeachBugger

    The real shame is that he only has that one smarmy face through which he sneers out the side of his mouth like the victim of a minor stroke. Explains his ‘logic’, I suppose.

  • disqus_Aa7kWsb7Fp

    The ties that bind

  • BJ

    Ties make a statement. The same tie everyday indicates institutionalisation.

    ALSO as in Cunner’s case: Just as one’s motive can be masked with many guises so too can one’s many motives present in one guise ( or tie – of which he may have a dozen all the same)

  • GazzW

    Maybe he got a deal on the ties on his visit to Avondale Markets. Five for $20?

  • metalnwood

    I think you have found his ‘power tie’. If we could get our hands on it. He who hold the tie will hold power over him.

    Or his mum keeps giving him the ties she gets in the mail all the time from those companies she gave her visa to. She is not dead is she?

  • captainnotsosensible

    Ugh way too many photos of him in one go….started to feel ill after third one ..

  • metalnwood

    He wil tie to do better.

    • Dick Brown


      upvoted anyway

  • Rodger T

    One tie and 1/2 a brain…..a fatal combination, for the country, that is.

  • kaykaybee

    My conclusion is that a stylist (Darien or Ruth perhaps?) has told him that the diagonal stripes on a tie draw attention away from the several chins immediately above it.

  • Daniel

    Guess he hasn’t been home in a while.

  • steve and monique

    Never noticed that. Mind you,never really find myself taking that much notice of the guy. He comes across as a smarmy arse, so a different tie will make much change.

  • richard.b

    He might be able to borrow a tie from Len, if he does not mind the sticky stuff all over them.

  • timemagazine

    We should all pitch in and buy him a blue one!

  • Honki

    someone buy him a blue one

  • Teko Flaps

    What is Solo tie worth ?

  • rouppe

    Is his tie tucked into his trousers in that last photo? That’s very uncool

    • GazzW

      He’s probably just come out of the dunny at the JDV restaurant. But where’s his wineglass?

  • captainnotsosensible

    you left one out..

  • conwaycaptain

    Is that his Harvard tie to show how superior he is??
    Or his Atlantic College tie??

  • Tiberius

    One tie, many lies.

  • cows4me

    Well he’s got one more then me.

  • bristol

    It’s a ‘no creativity’ statement. Same as Kim Jong-un wears the same suit all the time.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Bros – this is nasty….I immediately got on my coconut mobile to Curryleaf. This is what he says – “he has 31 ties of the same and he wears one a day”. He is also thinking of going casual….jeans and T-shirt and all that….He has asked me to coin some great slogans for the T-shirt…Bros are welcome to contribute…

    Here is one for a start – “Yo bro, mine is up”

  • Andy C

    When I saw the Cunliffe speech on the news, I was trying to work out if his tie was tucked into his pants, or if it was a square end tie.

    This confirms he is a pants-tucker. Ew.

    If you watch the video, you will see him try and button his jacket quite a few times – to cover up his pants-tuck shocker.

    Maybe his tie is called “Harvard” an he wrote his poem from a ties perspective…

    “you know my weakness.

    They are in you

    for I am Harvard

    And I am [in your pants]”

  • Steve (North Shore)

    His Mum dresses him