The worst possible thing has happened to the damaged leadership of Simon Bridges.
A new leaker has emerged…
The anonymous texter, who leaked details of National’s internal polling last week, has hit back at the party’s leader who said the leak did not come from within his caucus.
After last week’s National Party caucus meeting RNZ received a text message outlining details of internal polling, claiming there was a lot of disappointment among caucus members.
“I’m not going to talk about internal polls, what we know is we’ve got a poll there that’s public, that’s 46 percent, that shows we’ve got momentum, you can understand there’ll be speculation and rumours.”
He was asked about the internal polling, putting his party 4 points lower at 41 percent.
“I don’t talk about internal polls, it’s a Labour Party trick.”
After RNZ ran the story with Mr Bridges’ comments, it received another text from the same anonymous person saying Mr Bridges was foolish for thinking the polling leak did not come from a National MP.
The texter offered details of what happened in yesterday’s caucus meeting as proof they were an MP.
RNZ has been unable to verify the texter’s identity.
…the most fascinating part of this is that JLR has always claimed he wasn’t the leaker. Here we have the leaking continuing, which means JLR could have been telling the truth all along.
No wonder he has gone so septic.
Simon Bridges Leadership is now on life support, the damage he caused himself and the Party by amputating JLR will have come to nothing if it failed to do that which it had sought – to silence the bloody leaker!
National Party MP BBQs over the summer holidays will be intense.