Compromise on “Man Ban”? What happened to principles?


Sue Moroney told The Nation yesterday that she had prepared a compromise on the man ban. I struggling to understand how this will clarify anything.

The left wing and various spokes-people for Labour have spent the weekend telling us this is a matter of principle…and now Sue Moroney has informed that nation via television that those principles don’t matter for much, they are in fact trading cards in the game of compromise.

Labour’s women’s affairs spokeswoman, Sue Moroney has a compromise plan on the “Man Ban” to take to the party’s annual conference in November.

Ms Moroney said her proposal would select candidates based on their character, not gender.

“It says that all of our candidates no matter what gender will have to pass a certain criteria before they’re even going to be considered and then we’ll make sure that they’re competent and they’re not Aaron Gilmore, ” she told TV3’s The Nation.  

First question that sprung to mind is “they don’t check out people’s character now?”.

I guess that explains a lot about so many Labour’s MPs, they either have huge character flaws, or none at all.

Second question is “Why the savage attack on Mallard now? Is the real schism in Labour Shearer vs Robertson vs Cunliffe, or Mallard vs the girls?”

Here’s some advice for the Labour sisterhood. Sit down pussycats, and just smile for a bit. You are drawing attention to yourselves as precisely the wrong time.

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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