A media standup by Labour leader David Cunliffe had to be cut short this afternoon after a man in a car stopped and shouted a tirade of abuse at Mr Cunliffe and the assembled media about unemployment.
The man pulled his car alongside the press pack on the side of the road outside Mr Cunliffe's electorate office while beeping his horn. "F*** you, f*** Labour, f**** unemployment,'' he shouted.
As a member of the media asked another question, the man continued to shout, saying "f*** you man, there's no future, New Zealand's dreaming and you're a dreamer.'' He added that National was no better.
"We may as well have a coalition of the f***wits. F*** you all.'' He went on to say that the unions were dead "and you destroyed them. Unemployment is not working.''
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Mr Cunliffe stayed silent throughout the abuse before joking, "I was going to say the local National Party is alive and well. I hope that's not the candidate for East Coast Bays.''
Mr Cunliffe called an end to the briefing, and the man drove away.