Own Goal

August 26th, 2008 at 8:00 am by David Farrar

The Dom Post reports:

Labour MP has been left red-faced after attacking his National Party rivals for erecting electoral hoardings “weeks early” – only to discover it was him that was late.

Mr Fairbrother, a list MP based in , issued a media release yesterday accusing MP of putting up his hoardings six weeks early.

“The National Party is quick to accuse others … when they suspect they may have been in breach of the rules,” Mr Fairbrother said.

“But when it comes to their own election campaign, it is clear they couldn’t care less what the bylaw says – they just go ahead and do whatever suits them.” Labour hoardings were ready but would not be going up ahead of time.

Later, he said his campaign manager had rung the city council to check and had been told hoardings were allowed six weeks before the election.

The period is actually three months.

It is nice of Russell to be trying so hard to give Chris Tremain such a large majority.

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5 Responses to “Own Goal”

  1. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    Looks like they were right about the secret agenda. It appears however, instead of a ‘secret agenda’ hell-bent on winning the election at any costs, it turns out it was a ‘secret agenda’ on how to completly fuck it all up and secure a fourth Labour Government.

    Way to go dunderheads.

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  2. Danyl Mclauchlan (1,066 comments) says:

    Own Goal

    Yep, when I think about the words ‘own goal’ and breaking political stories the electorate race in Napier is definitely the first thing that comes to mind.

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  3. Glutaemus Maximus (2,207 comments) says:

    Do these people have an education?

    And they expect to run the country again.

    Shiver!

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  4. jocko (111 comments) says:

    Stephen Franks reported on his blog (11 August) Grant Robertson has erected a sign in Wellington Central contrary to the WCC by-law.
    UNLESS he has inside information from the 9th Floor where he works the election will be held on or before 11 October.
    I think we should be told

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  5. Murray (8,841 comments) says:

    Another socialist dickhead called Wussle.

    What is it a damn club?

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