A reader sent this image in. The post doesn’t appear to still be there, but I assume was genuine.
Now compare it to the speech from Grant Robertson which is at this link.
Every word in the post on Facebook is identical to paragraphs in the speech from Grant Robertson.
UPDATE: Is being explained away as a “technical glitch“. That’s some technical glitch to take someone else’s speech, edit it down, and post it to your own site.
UPDATE2: Another interesting issue from Cunliffe’s campaign speech as reported at TV3 on why he lives in Herne Bay, not New Lynn:
When we were approaching having a young family and my wife was a Queen Street environmental lawyer we moved in closer so she could breast feed the children. That’s the answer.
I don’t care too much where someone lives, but I do find the rationale interesting. It would be interesting to check when they moved to Herne Bay, and the ages of the children. I’ve had someone suggest there is a considerable gap between the two events – but have no first hand knowledge myself.
UPDATE3: Bryce Edwards has some tweets about the campaign launch. They include:
Cunliffe warns media not to get ahead of themselves, immediately after delivering speech fit for a third consecutive term victory.
Why does David Cunliffe’s picture on the wall dominate Savage and all the Labour PMs so grandly?
Do you enjoy seeing the spark of hope die in the eyes of the young? Then vote for someone else. Glad that is settled.
The Cat hasn’t got the cream yet, Cunners. Easy Cunners. Easy.
Did Cunliffe win already?
Crowd at David Cunliffe’s electorate office expected to stand on desks any moment. “Captain, my Captain”.
Did anyone tell Cunliffe this is his leadership bid not the win?
Cunliffe’s announcement so far is more like a victory speech than the launch of a bid.
Cunliffe says he’s been “very humbled”, but I think scientists have proven that that is not medically possible