Labour’s Expensive Leadership Election

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The Labour Party is broke because Tim Barnett and Moira Coatsworth were dead set useless at fundraising.

As Mike “Fat Tony” Williams, New Zealand’s best shakedown artist, explains, if you don’t ask you don’t get.

It is a pretty simple proposition but Tim and Moira wouldn’t ask so they didn’t get.  

This leaves Labour flat broke and not able to afford a leadership election.

It has been reported that the last leadership primary cost the party $80,000 and straight after an election it is highly likely that Labour are not only broke but also in debt.

This is disappointing for all of us who want another election because we like the blood sport and we would have to wait if they don’t have an election.

So can readers give their opinions on the following.

  1. Leadership contenders have to put in $25,000 to be allowed to enter. Put in or Piss Off rules apply.
  2. Whaleoil readers donate via this site to the Labour party so we can all enjoy the Labour leadership election.

Any other ideas send in via the tip line or put in the comments section.


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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.

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