He’s putting a brave face on it, but he’s really got very few options.
New Labour leader Andrew Little is not revealing which roles Labour Party members will take, but says there no guarantee they will keep them.
Mr Little says he’s been “having very good conversations with every caucus member” to determine who takes on which role.
However, they may not be the people who take the party into the 2017 election, he told The Nation today.
The party was trying to achieve and fresh look and harness the talent it had.
“I may play the role of the coach and say hey listen lets try some people in new slots. Lets try some combinations, but listen we may well come to review those.”
The party had new members and wanted to try others in senior roles, Mr Little said.
“Lets try them out while we’ve got a bit of an opportunity to do that, but by the end of next year, two years out from the election, lets crystalise who the team will be that will take us charging into 2017.”
“Try them out” is a nice way of saying he’s got no clue, and he’s going to just go with the flow right now. ¬†There are a lot of tensions, lot of expectations, and still some quite unrealistic ambitions that he has to accommodate. ¬†It’s a hospital pass, really. ¬† Who wants to be the leader of a party that had it’s worst defeat in almost a century? ¬† Some of it must be down to poor and worn out talent – but Little doesn’t seem to have the stones to do what it takes and take the rotten apples out of the barrel.