Union bovver boy appointed as Little’s chief of staff

Andrew Little has appointed a former EPMU bovver boy as his new Chief of Staff.

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little has today appointed Neale Jones as Chief of Staff and Mike Jaspers as Chief Press Secretary.

Neale Jones presently works in the Leader?s Office as Political Director.

Mike Jaspers currently works for New Zealand Rugby in a senior communications role. He previously worked for Sir Michael Cullen as press secretary and before that worked in the Parliamentary Press Gallery for TVNZ.

The union Andrew Little formerly worked for is now in total control of the party.

But they could have made this appointment on day one. What does it tell you that it has taken weeks?

On another subject, does anyone know what ever happened to Eddie from the Standard!

Imagine if someone started going through his posts and seeing if they stand up today. Imagine how that would play out.

I hope no government MPs use those words in the general debate week after week. That would look terrible for Labour.