Remember Labour’s promise to be open and transparent?
Labour MPs had a secret Zoom meeting last night without Dr Gaurav Sharma to discuss his fate.
The NZ Herald understands MPs met at 8pm, but Sharma says he was not told of the meeting.
He found out about it after a message – including a photo of Kelvin Davis on the zoom call – was sent to him by mistake.
“Apparently caucus had a full meeting at 8pm yesterday with all members except me and the decision was predetermined,” Sharma said in a text message sent to NZME.
The Herald has confirmed last night’s meeting from other sources.
The meeting was organised by a Signal group and the whips started to organise it on Monday morning to get a suitable time – before Sharma had put up a further Facebook post on Monday afternoon.
It comes as Labour’s caucus meets at 2.30pm, as announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday in her post-Cabinet press conference. . .
So much for kindness!
If Sharma wasn’t invited to the meeting, there’s little if any chance of his remaining in caucus, and probably the party.
There’s even less chance of a caucus and party that isn’t open and transparent with one of its own, being open and transparent in government.