Long may David Shearer remain Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party.
He was on RadioLive with Marcus Lush today explaining his Party’s Convention Centre hypocrisy.
Here’s a shortened version of the interview that makes three very important points.
1 – The next time a National Party MP does something stupid in the weekend (and they’re bound to, let’s face it) – David Shearer will have to say:
“That’s okay, because I don’t expect the Prime Minister to know what they’re doing in the weekends “
2 – The next time John Key has to discipline a Minister or speak to an MP about their behaviour – David Shearer will have to say:
“That’s okay, these things should be kept out of the media/public.”
3 – The next time John Key, or senior Ministers visit some business where there’s a perceived conflict of interest – David Shearer will have to say:
“I defend the Prime Minister’s right to speak to whoever he likes, and it’s good to have strong links inside businesses.”
Long Live David Shearer.