The Cunliffe factor

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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27th November, 2012
Aspects of the David Cunliffe disloyalty debacle in the Labour Party are like the sort of neurological curiosities you read about in Oliver Sacks’s wonderful books. Just as a person might wake up one day convinced his wife is an impostor or, worse, a hat, members of the Labour rank and file have conceived a fervent conviction that most of their caucus has been bodysnatched. Quite how the Cunliffe lobby explains this phenomenon would be fascinating for a psychologist. One deadpan explanation being offered is that the media – pro-National to a man and woman – have somehow influenced Labour ...

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