“Will no one rid me of this troublesome Queen?”
Carter to Labour: 'It's war'
Expelled former Labour MP Chris Carter has declared war on Labour and its leader Phil Goff, threatening to dish dirt and name those he said were involved in plotting to oust Mr Goff.
Mr Carter was booted out of the party by its ruling council on Monday night – the first such move since MP John A Lee was ousted in 1940 – despite an hour-long plea from Mr Carter laced with threats to reveal embarrassing skeletons. At one point he told the council: "I can be friend or foe. If it's foe you want, its war."
Party president Andrew Little said yesterday that Mr Carter had said things "along those lines".
Phil Goff will be asking himself, “Will no one rid me of this troublesome Queen?” The problem is that Chris has every justification in being angry with the way he was portrayed in the media as a luxury Gay boy, his travel had been signed off by Labour, he was only the 4th highest travel spending Minister, but his sense of entitlement has eroded any real support and his desire to now maximize damage to Labour while National look to privatize the entire country post 2011 is inexcusable.
The simple fact is Chris Carter tried to topple the leader in the most pathetic coup ever after being publicly spanked to firm up Goff's leadership in the minds eye of the voters, his humiliation isn't a good enough reason to destroy the Labour Party to allow National to wreck hell on the country if they win 2011.
The left should be rejoicing after the national party mouthpiece Paul Henry was sacked and the massive swing to the left in local body elections, instead we are having to deal with Chris bloody Carter again. What a sad, sad collapse of a once trailblazing Politician.
The battle is supposed to be with National instead Chris Carter is wrestling with his ego.