The round-up of political stories while Politics Daily is taking a break seemed like a good idea but it was taking too much time.
Instead, I’ll feature a political story of the day and welcome you to add others.
My pick is: Can Cunliffe survive?
David Cunliffe is in deep political trouble. So deep that his resignation as Labour’s leader may now be very much in order. . . .
Andrea Vance explains that his caucus could dump him:
In only two days time, Labour MPs have a three-month window to get rid of David Cunliffe.
The party’s dismal showing in the polls would be reason enough for the leader to be nervous.
But today’s revelations about his dealings with wealthy political donor Donghua Liu should have Cunliffe contemplating a return to the backbenches.
From Friday, his caucus has a small window to dump the leader without triggering a primary-style contest that would require the Labour party membership to vote.
In other words, after having an unpopular choice foisted on them in November, MPs are back in control. . .
What will the majority of members and unions who made Cunliffe leader think of that?