Morgan's email to own candidate: 'You're a pain in the arse' - ka kite ano'

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Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:07AM
The Opportunities Party tax spokesperson Dr Jenny Condie has been given her marching orders. (Photo / www.top.org.nz/jenny)
The Opportunities Party tax spokesperson Dr Jenny Condie has been given her marching orders. (Photo / www.top.org.nz/jenny)

The Opportunities Party tax spokesperson has just had one of the most brutal messages from a boss to pack her bags and starting walking.

In a brief 12-word email from Top's controversial leader Gareth Morgan has told list candidate Jenny Condie she is no longer wanted in the party.

"Please just resign from the party - you're a pain in the arse," Morgan wrote in an email yesterday evening.

He signed off using the Maori greeting "ka kite ano".

The email has floored the aspiring politician and experienced accounting lecturer.

"So this happened today," posted a shocked Condie.

She said her political party email address also no longer worked.

The stinging email was also sent to other Opportunity Party candidates.

Many have sympathised with the brutal fashion Morgan has communicated with the aspiring politician.

Posted Jo Bond: "Wow, at first I thought this was a joke and then realised he actually wrote that. Wow, not much gratitude for your standing as a candidate and putting energy into his party there, is there!"

"That's terrible. I can't believe someone could say such a thing," wrote Leighton Thompson‏.

Even a rival candidate has offered support.

This week Morgan unleashed a tirade against Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after her pet cat Paddles was hit by a car and killed.

Among many stinging rebukes he claimed she was a hypocrite having taxpayers fund conservation while her cat wandered and killed at will.

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