Don’t normally post things about caucus here but this is going to lead the news so I figure it is ok.
Made it clear in the past that Chris Carter and I were never that close. We argued. West coast snails probably the worst.
But I’ve got to know him pretty well over the last couple of years. We go to pump classes together. The Labour Party and Parliament have been Chris’ life for the last 17 years.
Chris has been under a lot of pressure around the expense issue. He hasn’t found it easy to take that pressure. I haven’t supported him well.
Today he did something incredibly stupid (made stuff up and circulated it to media in a failed attempt to be anonymous) which I think has ended his political career. He has been suspended from our caucus. Quite a few of us who can sometimes be pretty hard had tears in our eyes as we did it.
But as with sport when there is an extremely bad breech of team discipline you are dropped from the team. Our teams decision was unanimous.