Eating their own

Labour is in melt down.

After the disastrous polls of the weekend, followed up by 3News finding that 78% of voters think Phil Goff is a loser they are under pressure.

Clare Curran is feeling the pressure and has two posts bemoaning the impact the Greens are having. This is sparked an angry response from Labour/Green supporters.

Idiot/Savant comments in response to Clare Curran going postal on the commenters:

Yes, and its terrible. But if you want to do anything about it, you actually need to persuade people to vote for you. Instead, you’re just arrogantly demanding we do, like some medieval king ordering his peasants.

Some people might regard that as counterproductive.

Even Chris Trotter leaps in:

Well, Clare, if Labour really wanted to test the Greens commitment to building (or should that be re-building?) a strong trade union movement, it could simply ask for the Green Party’s support in re-introducing an industrial relations system in which every worker was guaranteed the protection of union membership, including automatic inclusion, at the time of hiring, in an industry-wide agreement setting forth minimum wage-rates and conditions.

Try that one on them. Hell! Try it on your caucus colleagues!

See how far you get.

Worse still it has prompted left wing blogs to go feral on Labour.

No Right Turn: The ugly face of Labour

Imperator Fish: Is Red Alert Damaging Labour?

Dimpost: Twitter war of the day, why the left should vote strategically edition

Times are tough for Labour, the cracks are beginning to show. It still appears though that none have the courage to do anything other than whine about it and as one Labour supporter comments:

That any caucus member feels entitled to make a statement like this one in an election year is a sign of ill-discipline. It tends to be punished by voters.

The pressure is telling. An old mate of mine used to say that pressure makes diamonds, right now labour is just making coal.


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  • Whafe

    Yep Cam, eating their own and boy, they must taste like shit, because no matter how much shit you eat, it never begins to taste good…

    I think this is beyond describing just how much of a cluster fuck Labour is at present..

    It was amusing listening to Phil Goff on ZB post 6PM last night, a total plonka, they (Goff + Labour) are that out of touch with the feeling /s towards Labour it is hilarious

  • Statler & Waldorf

    . . . always thought Curran was a complete flake.

  • It was quite surreal to watch this unravel last night. The first negative post came within half an hour of Curran posting, and a trickle became a surging tide as the night wore on.

    What makes it even more ironic is that only a couple of weeks ago, Curran was moaning about all the righties that were going to Red Alert and criticising Labour MP’s. Last night she was copping it from lefties, with just the occasional provocative comment from righties. Darien Fenton was sent in to help, and really peeved a commenter by the name of Iona, who gave her an absolute bollocking. It was beautiful to watch!