Another Cunliffe cock up [UPDATED]

As suspected and intimated here on the blog it was David Cunliffe’s office and Curran’s who inadvertently leaked Dotcom’s conceived ICT policy from LAbour.

How many more cock ups will Labour’s caucus put up with from this tool.

But it gets worse…they have named Rob Egan…long suspected to be a blogger at The Standard as the culprit.

However late last night Labour’s chief press secretary Simon Cunliffe confirmed that the email sent in error actually came not from Curran’s office, but from that of the Labour leader.

While Simon Cunliffe would not say who the particular staffer was, Fairfax has been told it came from Rob Egan, a former communications manager for the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Curran could not be reached for comment.

Meanwhile Fairfax is saying yesterday that it was Cunliffe’s worst day yesterday…that was before this latest cockup.

David Cunliffe faced his worst day as Labour leader yesterday after admitting to a lapse of judgment over a trust that channelled anonymous donations to his leadership bid.

He was then forced to watch as National crowed over the accidental leak of his party’s information technology to a government minister. 

The leak included a private speech he had given as information technology spokesman disclosing Labour’s plans for computers in low decile schools.

Cunliffe said in retrospect he should not have used an anonymous trust to collect funds during his run-off against Grant Robertson and Shane Jones last year.

‘‘I don’t think in hindsight that a trust structure fully represented the values that I would like to bring to this leadership, and that’s why I have encouraged donors to be as transparent as possible,’’ he said.

He did not know who gave to the trust, but he had asked trustee Greg Presland, who was his top electorate official, to ask those donors who gave more than $500 if they were prepared to be named.

Having a blogger launder your money through a secret trust isn’t a good look…I’m waiting for the media to pick that up like they did with me having chats with the PM. Now there is the involvement of another blogger from The Standard in the latest cock-up. Where are the media in demanding answers from Cunliffe over his association with bloggers?

It is clear to all now that Labour and in particular David Cunliffe are unfit and unready to govern.

Might they now consider the Mike Moore plan of electoral salvation…but who to pick?


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