Labour on the defensive: we can expect more denials and a disinclination to comment

June 12, 2011

And we can expect the hole to get deeper after the next load of disclosures.

Alf gets a big buzz when he sees the Labour Party feverishly digging itself into a hole as an instinctive response to the prospect of political embarrassment.

Declining to comment helps to fuel the party excavator.

Lo and behold, Labour Party president Moira Coatsworth is quoted by the HoS as saying she could not discuss the issue of some stuff leaked to or otherwise obtained by The Whale until she had spoken to party secretary Chris Flatt

… then later refused to comment.

Australian Labor Party activist Sandy Rippingale, asked if she was working with our Labour Party on election campaigning, said:

“I can’t make comment on the relationship between the two Labour (Labor) parties.”

Denial helps to drive the machine.

Labour MP Darien Fen­ton is reported to have denied the party used Par­lia­men­tary Ser­vices to fund cam­paign or party business.

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