Trevor Mallard hits back at Metiria Turei after she highlighted how he had unfriended her on Facebook:
Last night Metiria Turei used my status to attack Labour. Of all things it was on our record on the minimum wage – probably one of the best areas of progress the last government – but the subject doesn’t matter.
As I said above I’m new to facebook. I regard my page like my home. I chose who is there. While there are lots of discussions initiated by constituents I decide whether they run or not. But the idea of politicians using the comments section of my status to attack me just doesn’t seem right.
Good God. If you are an MP and you use your Facebook page to try and score political points, it is rather precious to then ban people because they disagree with you. Let alone the co-leader of your own remaining friendly party.
Metiria herself is an avid user of social media and on Twitter (for example) people often disagree with her on an issue. She normally responds constructively, and all is fine.
ps I found Rod Donald and Sue Bradford good to work with (and Jeanette but only for a short time) – so its not a green allergy.
Ouch that makes it worse. He is saying it is personal with Metiria. And consider his earlier comment:
Not much real help from you guys esp since Russel started cuddling tories.
So Trevor is slagging off not one but both co-leaders of the Greens. Way to go.
I really wonder if Phil Goff is in control of his own caucus.Tags: Facebook, Metiria Turei, Trevor Mallard