Shearer’s speech “Sugary Fluff”

The headline at NBR says it all.

David Shearer’s signature vision speech will hence forth be known as the Candy Floss speech.

Candyfloss is not a particularly nutritious breakfast.

But that is what Labour leader David Shearer delivered to a Wellington business breakfast this morning.

In a speech long on fluffy words and not-particularly original aspirational ideas but virtually policy-free, Mr Shearer set out his vision for New Zealand.

It involves having more nice things, and having fewer bad things, apparently,

I’m pretty sure John Pagani didn’t have anything to do with writing the speech because he is way too smart to begin a speech talking about a circus and circus acts. All that did is reinforce the perception that Labour are a bunch of Clowns and their caucus is a circus.

From the get go it was a bit of a circus….the live streaming didn’t work, they ran late with the start and then the key note speech left out the keys…and the notes.

The over-riding impression I got from the speech was wondering just how Grant Robertson was going to deliver on the candy-floss.

Even the title continues the shambolic usual way he speaks, with an over-riding stutter….I mean how else can you describe a title as lame as “The New New Zealand”.

Marcus Lush, normally a simpering shill for the Labour party…described the speech and David Shearer as “Goff-lite”


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