Herald on Shearer’s big day tomorrow

 The NZ Herald

The Herald editorial this morning explores the expectations of David Sherarer’s big outing this Thursday following his disastrous policy re-heat:

This misstep means an even more critical eye will be turned to what is being billed as his first major policy speech tomorrow.

In this Mr Shearer will discuss where he plans to take the Labour Party. He must make a sizeable impact, not least in suggesting that the party has learned the lessons of its humiliating election defeat and is more in touch with the sentiment of much of the electorate.

He must also confirm that substantial change is in the air, and that Labour’s new leader is capable of making better and more considered choices.


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  • johnbronkhorst

    Labour still banking on a leader to drag them through. To play politics, instead of having good policy. They are going to revert to type, and follow the mantra they always have….”A lie told often enough, becomes the truth”…Lenin

  • Ben

    I imagine it will be a flop for the sheer fact that for the majority of the caucus the very suggestion that something was done wrong between 1999-2008 is sacrilegious, they were put there by Auntie Helen through two decades of fundamentally damaging jiggery pokery and that doesn’t look like it is going to change anytime soon

  • Apolonia

    Could he be a new “Pied Piper” getting ready to lead all the rats to oblivion.

    • Blokeintakapuna

      … or the lemmings off the cliff…