Does anyone know what David Shearer Stands For?

Or like Ted Baillieu is he just a good bloke with good intentions who can’t sell a vision to the voters?

It is hard to remember David Shearer standing for anything in particular. He might be against a few things, but he doesn’t seem that convinced that asset sales are a bad idea, and hasn’t made a compelling argument like Russell Norman for why they are. This leaves the impression he is reflecting what the polls are telling him, not what he believes. 

John Key has been in power for four years, and Labour haven’t yet managed to hold him to account properly. They haven’t managed to show his principles are out of touch with New Zealand’s principles. Or that John Key’s vision is not a common vision with New Zealanders vision.

Shearer needs to tell us what he stands for, and what his vision is. At the moment he is just a good bloke who we don’t really know.

If he can’t explain simple things like that then someone else will. The only question that remains is how long will it be before Grant Robertson acts. He has taken the first step towards leadership…he is shedding the kilos.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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