David Cunliffe is joining the race for Labour leader.
Bryce Edwards has an amusing collection of responses from Twitter among which are:
Jordan McCluskey @JordanMcCluskey
Never has a Labour leader (aspirant) been so brazen about raising taxes. Speechless, but Labour base catnip.
Toby Manhire @toby_etc
Cunliffe warns media not to get ahead of themselves, immediately after delivering speech fit for a third consecutive term victory.
Nick Cross @NW_Cross
BREAKING: David Cunliffe basically Jesus in New Lynn
Tim Murphy @tmurphyNZH
Why does David Cunliffe’s picture on the wall dominate Savage and all the Labour PMs so grandly?
Giovanni Tiso @gtiso
Tecnically David Shearer is still the leader, so I hope Gower asks Cunliffe if he supports him.
Claire Trevett @CTrevettNZH
Cunliffe’s announcement so far is more like a victory speech than the launch of a bid.
James Macbeth Dann @edmuzik
Cunliffe says he’s been “very humbled”, but I think scientists have proven that that is not medically possible