Winston’s appalling meltdown over the weekend on The Nation has deep political ramifications.
There are surprising winners and obvious losers.
Winston – He claimed Harry Tam escorted a Covid positive sex worker throughout Northland and the Government knew it. Turns out they weren’t a sex worker and Harry Tam never was involved. This was as bad as The Spin-offs allegation that a Labour volunteer was raped and Jacinda covered it up. Winston came across as tired, fumbling and when challenged on the evidence had the audacity to claim it was all a mess and Northland wasn’t being informed properly. I mean, are you fucking Winnie? How about you shut up and Northland won’t be confused!
NZ First – They have remained in striking distance of 5% but this conspiracy fuck up damages their credibility. They have burnt their bridges with Labour.
Newshub – Where do you get off denouncing Covid disinformation and then broadcast Covid disinformation? Who will get sacked for that broadcast?
Right wing trolls – How are you arseholes? You were so busy spreading this lie on social media, you even tried to pass this lie off on TDB. Swing and miss chumps. Suck it. Suck it hard.
Greens – Labour could have snookered the Greens again in 2023 by going with NZ First, but the fury Labour feel towards Winston blindsiding them and accusing them of this smear means the Greens are Labour’s preference now.
Mongrel Mob – They have come out far more rational than Newshub.
This meltdown by Winston was a terrible blunder and he has poisoned his relationship with Labour, thankfully the damage is enough to ensure Winnie is the last cab on the rank come 2023.
Remarkable political self mutilation on par with National’s 2020 election campaign.
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