Richard Prebble has a guest post at breakingviews.co.nz about David Cunliffe.
Being Leader of the Opposition may be the worst job in politics but it is also the job with the best prospects. Do the job well and you are rewarded with the politics top job. So it is rather important to discover who David Cunliffe is.
Commentators are not sure where to place David Cunliffe on the political spectrum. So let us try.
Where would place a person who is an Anglican Minister’s son, was educated at the prestigious United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, got a BA with first class honours from Otago, a Fulbright scholar to Harvard, spent seven years as a diplomat, is married to a prominent lawyer, has two sons and lives in Herne Bay?
But then if I tell you his degree was in politics, that he did a diploma in Social Sciences at Massey, at Harvard attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government doing a Masters of Public Administration and is now a Labour MP. You begin to suspect he might be a “Private school Marxist”.
But then I tell you he left the diplomatic service to go and work for that symbol of capitalism the Boston Consulting Group.
So now you are as confused as the commentators. (To add to your confusion with a CV like that why would you bother to make claims that are not true)? Read more »