Last chance saloon for Labour’s anti-semitic candidate

David Cunliffe says that his anti-semitic nasty Rangitata candidate Steve Gibson is on his last chance.

Labour Party leader David Cunliffe says the party’s Rangitata candidate Steve Gibson is “on a last chance” for insults directed at Prime Minister John Key.

Gibson has apologised for comparing Prime Minister John Key to Jewish Shakespearean villain Shylock in a public Facebook comment.

Gibson said he apologised unreservedly for calling called Key “Shonky Jonkey Shylock”. Gibson also described Key as “a nasty little creep with a nasty evil and vindictive sneer”.

Gibson today said he was “unaware of the connotations” of referring to Key as Shakespeare’s greedy, money-lending Jewish character. ??

”I’ve taken down the offending post and apologised to those people who told me they were offended,” Gibson said. He said the Labour Party had instructed him not to comment further.

Cunliffe said Gibson was a “very promising candidate” with a “larger than life personality”. However, Cunliffe said Gibson’s comments “show extremely poor judgement” and there would likely be consequences for his candidacy if similar actions were repeated.

Yeah what ever, Cunliffe, you’ve be on a last chance for some time now.

Labour’s “Vote Positive” campaign is in tatters after a series of nasty tweets, Facebook updates and the widespread vandalism that is visited upon National candidates signs. Labour’s signage remains largely intact. No surprises who the vandals support.

This campaign is shaping up to prove once and for all that Labour and their supporters really are the Nasty party.


– Fairfax