Andrew Little is a fool. He has demanded that David Shearer apologise to the Labour caucus for daring to have an opinion.
Labour leader Andrew Little instructed his foreign affairs spokes, David Shearer, to apologise to the caucus over comments to the media this week on the Trans Pacific Partnership.
But Mr Shearer will keep his foreign affairs spokesmanship.
There is an implicit suggestion that if Mr Shearer again expresses support for the TPP, he will lose his plum role.
Mr Shearer told the Herald on Wednesday that he still supported the TPP – the day after the caucus retreat in Wairarapa decided to oppose the TPP.
“I have spoken with David and he has agreed his comments were careless and did not represent the decision made by the caucus,” Mr Little said in a statement.
“I instructed him to apologise to his colleagues and he has done so.
“He has assured me that he will now abide by the caucus position.”