The revelation that Labour MPs Chauvel and Mahuta are giving advice to the families of Mongrel Mob members in their attempt to stave off eviction from their State Houses and that advice has cost YOU and ME as taxpayers in excess of $500k in legal bills deserves comment.
No wonder that Phil Goff was running a mile last night to distance himself from the story ... no backing ... you need to talk to them.
And so they did. Chauvel "I was only doing it at the behest of two of my colleague MPs". Mahuta "mumble, mumble, mumble" ... let me out of here please.
Best advice. When you're caught with your fingers in the Cookie jar ... fess up. What they should have said was ....
'Labour has a history of helping the underprivileged. Look at Philip Field. These people have the same rights as all others faced with this situation. So what if their neighbours feel threatened by them ... threatened doesn't equal actual danger in our books and what's a bit of damage and mayhem between friends. This is a prime example of a National Party putting the boot into people they know will never support them. Well, we in Labour do.'
Another Labour f**k up.
Ashburton, 1 September 2014.
7 hours ago