The wheels on the bus go round and round…

A reader emails:

Hi Whale Oil.  Couldn’t resist sending you this item from today’s Taranaki Daily News.

Labour’s Big Red Bus arrived in New Plymouth yesterday with 6 supporters (yes, six of them) on board.  Amusingly, two of them are “veteran campaigners” from Australia!

Are they really that desperate?

It certainly appears so…


Pretty tragic that they can only muster 6 people and two of them are ring ins.

Labour’s campaign really is in disarray.

The rule for buses like this is to fill them up with hard core supporters, in Botany the other day there would have been 30 or so with the bus.

Andrew Little would have been advised of the arrival of the bus and should have coordinated all his union pals to be wearing red and having a sing along on eh bus for the cameras. His failure to do so tells me his campaign is stuffed.

If Labour can’t muster more than 4 people in New Plymouth then Andrew Little is destined to remain a scum list MP…though on current polling he may be slinking back to the EPMU sooner rather than later.

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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.