30 Jul 2010

Carter saga dominates morning papers

6:55 am on 30 July 2010

Latest twists in the Chris Carter saga are the most featured story in the morning papers on Friday.

The New Zealand Herald reports the suspended Labour MP says his view that Phil Goff can't win the next election and should be replaced is shared by many other MPs and party activists.

The paper's political correspondent describes Mr Carter's attempts to destabilise the leadership as one of the most ineptly executed plots since Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up England's parliament.

The headline in The Dominion Post reads 'Keystone Carter'. The paper says he is still gunning for Mr Goff, even after failing in his attempts to publicly undermine his leader.

Political staff describe him as a former favourite of Helen Clark who has finally self destructed.

The Press says the next step will be a meeting of Labour's ruling council on 7 August, at which Mr Carter will be expelled from the party.