Over at Red Alert, the Labour MPs’ blog, Trevor Mallard points out that nominations for the Mt Albert by-election don’t close until next week.
If John Key, as Mallard puts it, “has the balls” he can tell Melissa Lee to stand down and the National selection can be held again.
Poor old Ravi Musuku might get his chance to shine after all. He’ll want to finish his website though.
Lee doesn’t withdraw her comments. In fact, she adds that the motorway would make it easier to catch criminals but, Melissa, won’t it make it easier for them to get away?
Honestly, what a train wreck: “the motorway will divert crime away from Mt Albert”, “obviously I don’t want to divert crime to other areas” “hopefully we could divert them straight to jail”.