Much to the horror of Labour’s base supporters, David Shearer’s only given half-hearted support to the Green bill to give the Working For Families in-work tax credit to beneficiaries. This amounts to about $60 a week.
It’s obvious this bill is something Shearer thinks he could have done without.
But Labour activists should take heart.
At least one David has taken a solid position on it since the election – and isn’t about to dump 2011 Labour Party policy.