Labour lacks a moral compass

We will all know when Labour are serious about winning back power. They will show they have a moral compass. At the moment they are oscillating from one disaster to the next.

Trevor Mallard and Andrew Little have shown contempt for the law, their peers and their opponents by acting like school boys over being served papers. David Shearer should have told them to arrange to receive the papers and either go to court or apologise, as by avoiding being served they give the impression they think they are above the law.

Shearer himself has had an absolute shocker on the Shane Jones Bill Lui scandal. Whatever this blokes name really is he should never have been given citizenship and should never have had a function in the Labour caucus room celebrating getting his citizenship. A moral leader would have asked Jones to leave parliament.

The problem for Labour is while they have ethical and moral issues surrounding them they cannot put pressure on National over their ethics violations. An opposition is supposed to be very moral, and Labour are not.


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  • James Stephenson

    Dover Samuels on with Willie and Rodney last week was most indignant about the allegation that the ceremoney (ha! that ‘e’ was a typo, but I think I’ll leave it)  was held in the Labour caucus room. It wasn’t, it was held in the Maori Affairs committee room…so completely normal and not special treatment or anything then…

    • Patrick

       I think you will find that in Dover’s opinion if it is held in the Maori Affairs room then NZers have no right to question it i.e. we are only tenants here & he as a Maori can do as he pleases.

  • johnbronkhorst

    A bit like Jack Sparrow in the pirates of the carribean, (in more ways than one definate pirates). Here I mean they have a compass, but it always points to the thing they want most…POWER. They will do and say ANYTHING if they THINK it will get them one step closer to it. Something they are continually accusing others of doing, without proof or substance.

  • Petal

    Garbage in, Garbage out.  Labour will not be a major left party again unless they can escape the death grip the unions have over their selection process.  

  • Gazzaw

    Cameron, you mention Shearer’s shocking performance with the Liu/Jones scandal. This was highlighted by his absolutely incompetent performance on radio with Larry Williams. Bumbling and backfooted are terms that come to mind. The man who would be king, what a joke.

    Well worth a listen WO Army members on ZB replay.

    • Pete George

      Shearer could be cut a bit od slack over his inexperience when waffling about bugger all, but on an issue like this his poor speaking skills have been compunded by poor thinking skills, and he’d already tattooed a target on his forehead. So had Little.

      Shearer and Little arrow with a sucker on it.

    • David Garrett

       Could someone help out a luddite here and put up a link to the ZB interview with Shearer? I am having trouble finding it on the interweb.

      • Gazzaw

        David, the ZB link appears to be down at the moment.

  • Agent BallSack

    Fenton should be gone for her bully tactics on The Mad Butcher
    Jones should go because he’s a lying backhanding wanker
    Mallard should go because he’s a nasty little fucker who brings nothing to the Labour Party but lies
    Andrew Little – well he’s probably the straightest out of a bent lot, who the fuck really knows who he is anyway?

    • Boss Hogg

      Little is a communist – that is all we need to know.

      I will add another to your list – David Shearer for being, well, nothing.

  • Dave

    Not only s moral compass, but a compass, maps and the ability to see where they are and what is going on.    A complete lack of direction, hence anywhere is good as long s they are in a positive spotlight.

    Tip:    When was the last time Liebour gave a clear fully funded fiscally responsible policy statement.   Yup, when ???   

  • Rufus

    Are you really surprised at this Cam?  This is a problem with society in general, not just the Labour party.

    “…all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes”

  • A moral compass, in Parliament – that’s an oxymoron if ever I saw one – for any partner ensconced in there – the biggest pack of bludgers we tax payers have  to put up with.

  • mara

    Democracy eh? The bastards suck up to us and kiss poor innocent babies and old people for a few months then spend the next 2 and a half years treating the great unwashed with utter contempt. I spit on all their houses.

  • johnbronkhorst

    heard mallard and little got served yesterday. Their little childish game didn’t last long did it. Little was apparantly served as he go out of his car at home, with the words….”there are no fries with that, but you have been served”…So much for all the “i’ll film all these bully boys that try to serve me….” just a stupid coward, just like mallard….All blow and no GO!!!!!!