How else could you explain this:
And if you think that the petition to oust David Shearer (which requires petitioners to include their Labour Party membership number) is a beat-up, have a read through the almost 400 comments on this post at The Standard, if you can stand it.
Labour's rank and file is poised to revolt against the party. The party members clearly wanted David Cunliffe to lead Labour, but the ABC faction in caucus (Anyone But Cunliffe) ignored the party. Could it now be to their peril? That Cunliffe has been knifed in absentia could just be the last straw.