The severed limbs of National’s Dirty Politics machine are still twitching:
Phil Twyford won’t be intimidated by smear campaign
Labour MP Phil Twyford says he will not be intimidated by an alleged smear campaign that is apparently backed by foreign property speculators.
Labour’s housing spokesman will reportedly be targeted by controversial political consultant Simon Lusk at the 2017 election because of his strong stance on offshore buyers.
TV3’s Duncan Garner said last night he was told Mr Lusk was being funded by “Chinese money” to carry out a “direct mailout” that would focus on the Te Atatu MP.
Screw NZ if there is a buck to be made I guess.
Asked to respond this morning, Mr Twyford said: “I think it’s interesting that foreign property speculators are so concerned to defend the tax-free mega-profits they’re making in the Auckland housing market that they’re willing to hire the National Party’s dirty tricks machine to do their work for them.”
Mr Twyford said he would not by silenced by “this kind of intimidation”.
Well spoken Phil. Forewarned is forearmed, when this grubby card is played everyone will recognise it for what it is. Or maybe, now that it’s been outed on national television, the funders of this enterprise will turn their attention elsewhere.