Winston Peters is having the time of his life with the teapot tapes. He was widely rumoured to be releasing a transcript at a meeting in Invercargill at 2pm. He didn’t, but he did leak more details. A 3 News summary:
Peters claims knowledge of teapot tape details
… 3 News was at Mr Peters speech this afternoon, where he claimed knowledge of the following details:
• That the length of the tape is eight minutes
• Mr Banks describes Don Brash as “a strange fellow” and Mr Key says, “Yes, we’ve been down that road before”
• The two politicians discuss a potential restructure of the ACT Party with Catherine Isaac mooted as a potential new leader
• That Mr Key says Mr Peters’ “constituents are dying”.
Other snippets doing the rounds:
Families of suicide victims slam Key’s “flippant” remarks. he stands by them.
Key asked whether he talked about getting “unbridled power”
Key says that wasting the Police’s time is OK because crime is down.
Rumours of a TV1 poll tonight that shows no damage to the Nats on voting intentions yet.
Update: Also rumours of a Herald Digipoll tomorrow that does show big shifts. Who to believe?