Kim Dotcom threatened to bring down John Key and National.
His moment of truth turned into a moment of strewth, is that all there is?
The email on which he was depending to prove John Key a liar is a fake.
That ought to be the end of it, but it won’t be if Labour is in a position to form a government because in spite of Cunliffe’s yeah-nahing about working with Dotcom’s puppets in Internet Mana, he would if it meant he could be Prime Minister.
He has a chance to ensure IMP doesn’t get anywhere by firmly ruling out any post-election deal with it.
Instead of this he’s wishy-washy:
. . . Mr Cunliffe says he’s not particularly concerned if Mr Harawira loses and Labour is without a potential support partner.
Not particularly concerned? If he had the best interests of New Zealand and New Zealanders at heart he would be absolutely unequivocal that he’d be delighted if that happened.
“I want to see Kelvin Davis as the MP for Te Tai Tokerau,” he told reporters in Hamilton.
Mr Cunliffe has ruled Internet Mana out of a Labour-led government, but the door is still open for a confidence and supply agreement.
If he really wanted to see Davis as the MP for Te Tai Tokerau he’d make it quite clear that he was ruling IMP out completely.
He’s not prepared to do that which means a vote for Labour would also be a vote for Dotcom pulling the strings of MPs supporting it in government.
A win for Cunliffe would be a win for Dotcom.
The only way to rule out Dotcom is to rule out a Labour-led government.
The only way to do that is to give your party vote to National.