If it is true that there are members of the Labour caucus in Parliament contemplating a coup against Labour leader David Shearer, they would be advised to sit down and think about things for a while.
If David Cunliffe is the centre of a conspiracy, his supporters should remember that he failed to give former leader Phil Goff the support needed to win the last elections. Just a few seats would have enabled Phil Goff to become prime minister, and send John Key off to Hawaii and retirement; he has no wish to become leader of the Opposition again.
If the alleged plotters were successful, they would never be elected to office anyway. They wouldn't get my vote - it would go to a new socialist party that would spring up. - the NZ Social Democrats.