Just days after National got a new leader, Newhub reports that caucus is still leaking:
Newshub has been told by National MPs the new leadership is demanding loyalty after details of leader Todd Muller’s new staffing line-up were leaked to Newshub over the weekend.
And despite that demand of loyalty, the top-secret fortress that is the National Party caucus is already leaking like a sieve – several have shared details of the closed-door meeting with Newshub. . .
John Key used to remind his caucus that the media was never their friends. That hasn’t changed.
What on earth do the leakers think they will achieve? They are harming the party and won’t be helping themselves.
Leaking is stupid and it’s disloyal, and if there’s two things party members hate in its MPs it’s stupidity and disloyalty.
There’s less that four moths until the election.
National is starting from behind.
Winning isn’t impossible but it won’t be easy.
It will take everybody paddling the party waka, together in harmony. Everyone must work to not only keep it afloat but heading in the right direction, not leaking which could sink it.
Whether the leaker/s is/are motivated by utu or delusions of their own righteousness they are in the wrong.
They have a stark choice – get loyal or get out and let the rest of caucus and the party volunteers who will be working with them, get on with what matters – replacing the government with one that is far better equipped to get New Zealand out of the mess it’s in.