Another Tour

Labour is launching yet another ‘heartland reconnection‘ tour.

This is the latest attempt by the Labour strategic masterminds to come up with an excuse for their Leader’s invisibility, so they’re banishing him to the regions for a “heartland” tour.

“Labour leader David Shearer is leading a charge in to the regions, as the party seeks to recover support outside the big centres”

By my count, this is the 6th regional tour by Labour since it has been in Opposition.

The theory must be that if it didn’t work the first five times, the sixth time is the charm.

And I’ve also discovered that Shearer’s big ‘heartland’ speech tomorrow isn’t even to a Labour audience (they must’ve been worried no one would turn up), it’s to a Pipfruit conference!

Labour ‘tours’ more than The Shadows…and given Shearer’s invisibility perhaps that is what they should call this tour.

2012 – Organisational Review Tour

2012 – Shearer’s summer ‘Reconnection’ tour

He promised to travel the country to listen to what New Zealanders wanted from Labour.

2011 – Leadership Roadshow

2010 – Axe The Tax bus tour:

2009 – Grassroots tour:

“They want to reconnect with so-called ‘grassroots’ New Zealand.”


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