From yesterday’s Back Chat.
How the NZ Herald reported the Labour Caucus support for the four leadership contenders.
“Support amongst Labour MPs for the party leadership has Grant Robinson just ahead of David Parker with 11 and 9 supporters respectively and both were some way ahead of Nanaia Mahuta and Andrew Little with 6 supporters each”.
How it should have been reported.
66% of the Labour Caucus don’t want Robertson, 72% don’t want Parker, 81% don’t want Mahuta and 81% don’t want Little.
Which is totally true.
The bottom line is this for Labour…they are rooted, their caucus highly factionalised and at war with each other and the party is similarly fractured.
All a new leader will do is add a very thin veneer to the crumbling facade of a party that seems it won’t make it to its centenary.
The whole article from Audrey Young read as a space filler for the paper after an advertiser cancelled a spot.
Basically it can be summed up as a summary of mediocre and less than talented troughers all trying and failing to get a majority in caucus. ¬†But with the picture placement it certainly looks like we know where the Herald stands on the leadership debate. They had a lovely photo of two young vibrant socialists who look to have been untroubled in their lives by pesky things like having to have had a real job. Read more »