Must admit my heart sank this morning when I read this from Vernon Small:
Speculation is rife that NZ First leader Winston Peters and his former adviser Michael Laws are to team up again as part of a ‘relaunch’ of the party this year.
Neither Mr Laws, who is to stand down as Whanganui mayor this year, nor Mr Peters would confirm the rumours. But MPs from both sides of the House and sources close to NZ First said they were aware of plans.
One source said Mr Peters had indicated he wanted to relaunch the party this year.
Seems I wasn’t the only one! The Lhaws “vociferous” denial is here (9:45am). Small’s page linked above is now carrying the NZF denial (2:10pm). No smoke without fire? Was it being discussed? If so, looks like Lhaws decided to bail, and NZF had to cover. Now it’s a doubly dead duck. Thank the Lhawd.