I wish they would stop doing this. I want to write about Labour’s proposed changes to the RMA. Because they are significant and contain lots of detail that need to be investigated further.
But National keeps leaking and self destructing and providing me with more to write about. And a National MP or a number of National MPs are leaking and doing their best to undermine their leader Judith Collins as well as their campaign.
Newshub can reveal a lack of sympathy from National MPs for leader Judith Collins stems from perceived disloyalty from her.
Once again National MPs are leaking to Newshub saying there’s a communication breakdown between the leadership and the caucus.
The caucus apparently hasn’t seen internal polling for over a month now – nearly two. But Collins says her polls are looking good.
“We’re doing very well, thank you,” she said in Dunedin on Thursday.
Maybe they should disclose what Curia polling results are. They won’t but this endless “our polls are better than the polls from Colmar Brunton/Reid Research/Roy Morgan” is tiresome. They should put up or shut up.
And it seems that the leaker is from the Bridges faction, as opposed to the Muller faction. Again from Newshub:
National MPs have told Newshub there’s a lack of sympathy for Collins because of the perception she was disloyal.
Collins says she’s “never asked anyone for sympathy”.
Newshub can reveal it stems back to April last year when Collins had a standoff with about half a dozen caucus colleagues who confronted her for failing to express support for then-leader Simon Bridges.
“I support the leader,” Collins said at the time, when repeatedly asked by Newshub to specifically say she supported Simon Bridges.
Leaking at this stage of the election campaign? It looks like an overt sabotage job from an MP or MPs who want to lose as badly as possible. National’s caucus meetings must be a real hoot right now.
And Judith is clearly feeling the effects and is spouting out some real gibberish suggesting that she still has a chance of being Prime Minister after the election.
The post election melt down will be tremendous to see. I suspect that National will never be the same again.