Barry Soper views the world through red tinted glasses. He really misses the cosy chats he had with Clark so the past 8 years have been a bit of a shock to his aging system.
Given you are only as young as the woman you feel, he is has perked up a bit in recent years. His article at NewstalkZB on Andrew Little says more if you read between the lines.
The latest telly opinion poll, at 28 per cent, puts the party about where David Shearer had taken it to before he was dumped. So what’s gone wrong with this party that began the year with a hiss and a roar, offering free tertiary education to those who haven’t had the benefit of it before?
Actually David Shearer got Labour to around 35%.
Even though he spent a couple of years as Labour’s President before becoming a list MP, essentially because he’s been unable to wrestle his home town of New Plymouth from National’s clutches, he’s still a relative political newcomer and at times it shows.