Cunliffe’s defence shot to hell

David Cunliffe claimed that he wasn’t aware of the rules.

Well that defence is shot to hell…why would he lie?

From: Natalie McNaught>
Date: 29 November 2013 9:14:36 am NZDT
To: [Redacted]
Cc: [Redacted]

Subject: Election day rules for Christchurch East By-election

Good morning

Please find attached advice issued by the Electoral Commission on the election day rules for the by-election.  The advice outlines the key things that can and cannot be done before the close of polling at 7pm on election day.

We would invite you to share this information with your campaign team.  If you have any queries about activities on election day please contact the Commission.

Yours sincerely


Natalie McNaught Senior Advisor Legal | Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

PO Box 3220 | Level 10, 34-42 Manners Street Wellington

Phone +64 4 806 3512| Fax +64 4 495 0031 |      

And what did that advice say?



He clearly didn’t pass on the memo to the downtrodden minion writing his tweets .

How can we ever believe David Cunliffe when he flat out lies over such a little issue?

Someone who tells little white lies often develops a bad habit of telling great big whoppers.

So he’s bullshitting about not knowing the law. It’ll be great to watch Rebecca Wright door-stop him tonight and demand an explanation, or Paddy Gower chase him through Parliament Buildings; as if!

Maybe Cunliffe can appar on Campbell Live and get a great cuddle and a reach around just Len Brown.

No doubt the blogosphere will have to go large instead, but we’re not “media” according to Judge Blackie

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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.