Senior Labour Party people will be shitting themselves at the antics of their fellow travelers over at The Labour Blog.
They could sit by and smile while Hagar and the execrable Sunday Star Times set themselves up for a defamation lawsuit but the smiles will be vanishing as the defamatory comments pile up unedited at The Standard. If these people had one brain between the lot of them they'd be dangerous.
Here's a sample of their comments which I expect will be taken down within hours. But don't worry, the thread has been saved and sent to the lads in Aussie.
"As if it isn’t bad enough they are using these nasty, repulsive, divisive people...."
"..John Key chose - note, actively chose, he went to them - to employ racist shits,..."
"Similarly the C/T strategy of inserting lies, rumour and innuendo through third parties –"
"...while highlighting CT’s history of underhandedness."
"they’re known as the dirtiest and most driven political PR firm in the game. CT specialises in dog-whistle racism, attack politics and pretty much every aspect of the politics of division."
Keep it up chaps and you'll all pay a very high price for your KeyDerangement Syndrome. They say the only cure is radical surgery to the bank account.
If you read the whole thread you will see the real problem for Labour is that this time round they are broke and can't afford to hire their own consultants.
Why are they broke? Because their very own Electoral Finance Actl has dried up their money supply. No more tax payer advertising via gummint departments. No more unlimited union electoral spend up. Nobody will back a loser on 29% in the polls.
My spies tell me already they are in hock for over $460k so it's very hard to see how they will fund any campaign at all. Hell, they might have to sell some assets.