David Cunliffe’s Challenge

What's it to be David?

What’s it to be David?

Today David Cunliffe challenged me to release information obtained from Labour people. I am not sure if this is a good idea either for David or Labour.

The nature of a political blog is that when there are campaigns on people try pitching stories against their opponents. There have been a number of nasty campaigns going on inside Labour, and so I have received a lot of stories from different people in Labour.

There are some absolute crackers.

Like the ABC faction member who has briefed about the two mystery donors to his leadership campaign trust.

Or the identities of all the anonymous bloggers on the government payroll that blog for the Standard.

Or the DC faction briefing against a leadership opponents spouse’s corruption problems.

Or the fly on the wall at Fraser House who gives details of the financial position of Labour. 

Or the staffer who has been briefing against a senior party figure for allegedly having too much interest in little boys bums.

Or the senior politician who ended a two year affair because the election was coming up.

Or the woman Trevor Mallard was having an affair with when he busted Don Brash for running one up Dianne Foreman.

Or the plans to sandbag Cunliffe during the campaign so he can’t make Prime Minister.

The stories could go on and on.

Whether or not they are true is another matter, but what they would show David Cunliffe is that the left are talking to me every bit as much as the right.

So David why don’t you call up your lawyer and ask her opinion on whether it would be good for the voting public to know about all these things?

While you are at it, go get a privacy waiver from all your MPs and candidates and if they sign them I’ll let everything out of the bag.


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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