So much for unity!

Grant Robertson has been dumped as Deputy Leader, and David Parker has been nominated as Deputy.

This is hugely significant. While there will be no overt disloyalty (at least for now) it clearly shows that some MPs are going to be waiting for Cunliffe to fail.

Robertson gets Shadow Leader of the House, which was Mallard’s portfolio.

Cunliffe said there would be “no retribution” and he has just sacked Robertson, Hipkins and Mallard. What would retribution look like?

UPDATE: Bryce Edwards has some top tweets on the sacking.