Transtasman reported yesterday:
Meanwhile Goff questioned his front bench colleagues last week as to whether he should resign as leader. The questioning took place at a pre-caucus meeting of the front bench group. It followed publication of at least three opinion polls showing Labour slipping heavily in electoral popularity.
Caucus sources says the response to the question was muted, with one senior MP saying
“it’s up to you Phil.” There was no disagreement. The catalyst for a leadership discussion is the realisation if Labour slips further respected list MPs like Kelvin Davis and Stuart Nash may lose their places.
They’re just all waiting for Goff to lose, so they can axe him after the election instead and let him take the blame for the loss.
UPDATE: Stuff reports Goff denies he offered to quit. But of course you have to deny such stuff.Tags: Labour Leadership, Phil Goff, Transtasman