Pop out for an evening of 48 Hour Film heat screenings (etc.) and get back to find that all hell has broken loose! There are multiple leaks coming from within National. To help us all keep track, here are the different stories in play (so far).
The Nation: Moving National To The Right
“The Nation” has received a bundle of documents apparently written by Hawkes bay businessman and Naitonal Party member, Simon Lusk.
The documents outline a proposal to replace existing National MPs with “fiscal conservatives” who could help move the aprty to the right.
The plan would be assisted with finance from Americna conservatives.
ON BEING PAID
Tomorrow both The Nation and The Weekend Herald are going to run stories about me. David Fisher rang me today and his basic premise behind his attempt to interview me was that I am a liar and paid and he is an award winning journalist doing gods work. …
One thing is clear there is someone out there, intent on leaking documents and attempting to smear me and my friends.
Breaking News: Dark plot about to be exposed within National Party
The Daily Blog tip line is running hot with rumours that the Prime Ministers Office is about to leak to the NZ Herald a list of National Party MPs who are paying consultants who have dark intentions.
These are all related but different. Someone has taken a media shotgun to the Collins / Lusk faction. Hollow Men 2 ?