National turns on hard right advisor
Simon Lusk pushed to get rid of the “wet wing” and make sure MPs obeyed donors. Now a leaker has revealed his agenda in an attempt to discredit him
Leaked documents written by a political strategist who has trained National MPs set out a vision for taking the party to the right of the political spectrum, tripling donations to $6 million a year and using donations and government jobs as inducements to control MPs.
As broken on The Daily Blog last night, This is a truly fascinating insight into the dark machinations of the National Party. As TDB has been pointing out for sometime, Collins Stormtroopers have been waging a low level internal guerrilla war within the party to manufacture a hard right Government.
For the anti-reactionary hierarchy of the Party, Lusk & Slater are dangerous. They can get their privatization and wealth benefits for the 1% through Parliament without the NZ Public ever waking up as long as Mr Vacant Aspiration grins like a clown down the camera lens and states, “I’m comfortable with that’. To risk waking such an anesthetized electorate with white hate and fascist overtones is not only ethically shocking, it’s totally counter-productive.
After the Aaron Gilmore hit job, the PMs Office has investigated these influences and have decided to out them, in doing so Key is directly blunting Collins rise to challenge for the leadership.
On a side note, it will be interesting to see if the contempt with which Lusk and Slater view the ease of their manipulation of the mainstream media will impact on the media using Slater as a pundit.
What is happening to Lusk & Slater right now by outing them in this fashion is exactly what happened to Gilmore. An initial allegation to catch the media’s attention with some blood in the water and then the private word that much worse can be released. In Gilmore’s case these were things he wouldn’t want made public, in Lusk & Slater’s case, it is far more damaging plots.
The list of MPs who pay Lusk will be the next leverage point and I imagine those very same MPs who made sure they paid their fee the week after Gilmore was taken out, won’t be paying this month, lest that list get published.
This type of threat might not work however and could provoke a full nuclear retaliation. Slater is under immense personal stress at the moment and issues with the Crow Brothers walking away from the Truth can’t be helping that. With his ongoing depression issues, a cornered, angry, humiliated Slater is completely unpredictable. Likewise, Lusk has shown how ruthless he can be during the Aaron Gilmore hit and may be cornered enough to launch more direct attacks against the leadership.
National must let them know they are serious about releasing the rest of what they have.
Has Key bitten off more than he can chew by turning on them or is ‘Gilmore Utu’ a dish served best cold with a slice of bitter whale and a slow roasted head of Lusk?
It’s like a Political Master Chef where each meal is poisonous.