Jones continues to position

Shane Jones is?continuing?his assault on the media in order to prepare the way for him to either roll Goff or at the very least tip out Annette King prior to the election. After remaining silent for almost two years he is now all of a sudden in the media almost every day.

Labour MP Shane Jones has indicated he is weighing up his future in politics if he does not get strong endorsement from Maori voters in November’s general election.

Mr Jones said on Te Kaea on Maori Television he wanted to win the Tamaki Makaurau seat – currently held by Maori Party leader Pita Sharples – and if he did not he would “reconsider my options”.

Asked to clarify his comments by the Herald yesterday, he said winning the seat would give him a strong platform for “future developments” in his political career.

It is the “future developments” that are going to be interesting. Shane Jones is nothing if not ambitious.