‘Anonymous MP’ cuts Collins

Newshub are reporting that ‘unnamed sources’ in the National Party are saying that the leadership contest is effectively Bill English versus Jonathan Coleman with Judith Collins a distant third.

English versus Coleman: ‘Two horse race’

A National Party MP has revealed to Newshub the leadership race is down to just two candidates.

The anonymous MP says the true competition to become the next leader of the National Party is between Finance Minister Bill English and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.

My guess is that Newshub is being used. Any ‘unnamed sources’ and anonymous MPs within National have some sort of vested interest, in this case trying to eliminate Collins from the caucus reckoning because it suits their agenda.

The MP also told Newshub there is a “sentiment for change” within the party – which could be expressed in a different style of management, or an unexpected leader or deputy.

English is hardly ‘change’, he is as close to a continuation of the same as anyone could be.

‘An unexpected leader or deputy’ sounds like someone promoting Coleman.

 

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22 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  7th December 2016

    Yep, journalists and politicians using each other as usual.

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    • duperez

       /  7th December 2016

      Yes, some use Newshub, some use Slater. Not calling him a journalist, mind!

      Reply
  2. Klik Bate

     /  7th December 2016

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  3. Corky

     /  7th December 2016

    Don’t do it, Colly.!!! You wont be standing for leader.

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    • Pickled Possum

       /  7th December 2016

      Golly Corky I was most impressed with your “Sensing Murder” Cy-Key…. the word WONT stuck out !!! Yaaay
      That’s settled then? NO Crusha China Doll as the Grand Poo Bear, .
      you heard it first here … from … Corky … remember that.

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      • Corky

         /  7th December 2016

        Have another go..

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        • Pickled Possum

           /  7th December 2016

          OK … Golly Corky … do you possibly know something we don’t? … to be so confident that she will not be standing for the Leader position?
          Is that what you mean? your words “have another go” are un-clear to me, and also “Have another go” could mean wah wh wah… she’s picking on me … again.

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          • Corky

             /  7th December 2016

            ‘Picking on me.’ Don’t kid yourself. However, you do have a point. My post was unclear. Colly= Coleman.

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            • Gezza

               /  7th December 2016

              Don’t fret Corks. My bet is the Nats won’t be “sending for the doctor”.
              This is just a minor cosmetic procedure.
              I’m not often wrong in my diagnoses.

            • Pickled Possum

               /  7th December 2016

              Ohhh mis-understood mis-communication mis-translation … Jez Corky I can see know … how we got it so wrong back 176 years ago … clearly.
              Corky I’m just a Kid that likes to Kid
              Any way let you get back to fighting the good fight and at the moment it seems to be, with a tear in the corner of your eye … Oh No How Are We Ever gonna replace the Golden One? … umm is that gold paint flecking off … Is that stone underneath that Gold Paint Job.

            • Corky

               /  7th December 2016

              Yes, this is serious business. If we can’t replace the ‘Golden One’ we wont be able to laugh at you kidding about kidding…..nah, just kidding. I know you are just having fun. And that’s what politics is about- having fun while ruling a country..Lol.

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