Another Shearer Flip Flop

David Shearer just can’t seem to make up his mind.

Yesterday I revealed the sneaky about-face on his now abandoned private members bill.

What was once so important for the Labour Leader that he made it his first big policy, has been quietly dumped.

But that’s not Shearer’s only recent U-turn.

Labour has campaigned hard against the Kapiti Expressway, Shearer’s electorate MPs north of Wellington have been banging on about it for years and in the Mana by-election Kris Fa’afoi was out there campaigning with protesters.

As recently as September 12, Shearer was still adamantly against the roading upgrade.

Labour leader David Shearer says his party still opposes building the Kāpiti Expressway and will ‘mothball it’ if it gets the chance.

Now he’s changed his mind on this one too.

Labour will not rule out continuing National’s Kapiti expressway all the way to Otaki, leader David Shearer said today.

So, in the space of six weeks, Shearer went from strongly opposing the project, to being relaxed about it proceeding.

The guy is a total flake, his only gimmick is playing the guitar.


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