Wednesday, 6 April 2005

The confessions of Tamihere

Lots of time has been spent guessing the John Tamihere Ten - those Labour MPs that he says will follow him to ... well, wherever it is he is leading them.

The guesses differ marginally, but at this stage any such guesswork is surely academic; none of either the Tamihere Ten nor the Flaky Fifteen are likely to want to follow him into political oblivion.

Or is that really where's he's heading? Is there a future for that most endangered of species: a politician who tells the truth.
Q: How can you tell when a poltician is lying?
A: When their lips are moving.

One of the unanswered questions that reflects severely on the judgement of JT is this: if you're going to tell the truth, why on earth would you tell it to a conspiracy nutter second in paranoia only to Nicky Hagar.

Anyway, one unalloyed good that comes of Tamihere's confessions: no-one is talking about last weekend's Labour Party conference ...

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