National Party leader Judith Collins has announced a surprise reshuffle of her caucus following a Friday-night caucus meeting.
The reshuffle has seen little movement around the rankings of MPs but many portfolios shift around. It has also formalised the demotion of former leader Todd Muller.
Most notably Chris Bishop has lost his Shadow Leader of the House portfolio, a key role that saw him involved in much of the party’s Parliamentary strategy.
Hilariously someone suggested to Judith that Chris Bishop was readying a challenge for the leadership and her paranoia did the rest, hence her much publicized attack on him via zoom last week.
Judith’s resting face is Vlad the Impaler and she can’t help but lash out in any situation because that’s what our Judith does.
She shoots first and doesn’t ask questions later.
Her promotion of MPs as talentless as Simeon Brown and Harete Hipango isn’t so much reshuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic as it is inviting the Iceberg in to steer.
Bishop was one of the last great Simon Bridges traitors and to date his refusal to back Simon again for fear of Simon punishing him has evaporated now that Judith has done her worst.
Bishop’s loyalty is now up for grabs at a time when Judith needs every single vote to hold her naked Caucus majority.
National are a joke looking for a punchline.
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