Labour’s new direction – 63 days to go

63 days till the Spring offensive:


Roxette – It must’ve been love

Lay a whisper on my pillow,
leave the winter on the ground.
I wake up lonely,
there’s air of silence in the bedroom
and all around
Touch me now, I close my eyes and dream away.

It must have been love but it’s over now.
It must have been good but I lost it somehow.
It must have been love but it’s over now.
From the moment we touched, ’til the time had run out.


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  • Josh Metcalfe

    But what you’re forgetting is that the Labour caucus is so cowardly that none of them will run the risk of openly providing a credible alternative

    • johnbronkhorst

      Until someone can, from the shadows, maneuver into a position behind the leader, close enough to stab him.

      • In Vino Veritas

        JB, the problem that the two contenders for Labour have is that with barely a year to go, Labour have no credible means of attacking the government on anything. Key has maneouvered Labour further and further left by taking more and more of the middle ground for the conservatives. The left are more and more being viewed as extreme, because that is all they have now. Labours lurch further to the left have in turn pushed the Greens even more radically to the left. Does either Robertson or Cunliffe want this? Will they be keen to take over a party that may well, even if they do manage to cobble a government together in 2014, have to cosy up to a party(ies) that are extreme left?
        I would have thought that either of these two would want to take over Labour when they have a chance of polling well at an election, so as to give them some credibility and power over any coalition partners. They do not have this position now, and are unlikely to get it in the near future.

        • rockape

          I agree, I would also suggest that although the Green leadership is well left, a lot af Green supporters are not. Hitching to Labour was a ploy, they were not going to eat into Nationals vote so moving to Labour and stealing the left ground was an opportunist move. It may come back to bite them when the loose the right wing of the Green party. The other weak link in Labour is their Absolute lack of talent or charisma, it was a one pony trick, and that pony is out to graze in the UN.

          • johnbronkhorst

            Even she, only had a talent for lying!

          • blokeintakapuna

            Agree with both you and VV Rock…
            Any “potential” leader will have seen just what it a hospital pass is like, from the time of Goof’s need to step into the leadership shoes… and none of the possible contenders will want to be at the helm of an already floundering ship – the SS Labour Party – at such a time.
            Ironically, I recon they’ll let the ship hit the rocks, partially sink, before all the competing factions put down their knives, so “someone” will rescue SS Labour. Only then, will a willing leader step up. Until then, no one will want the poisoned chalice…
            So Shearer will remain “leader” but in title only. No one will want to be at that helm at the election, because they know they won’t win, but no one else wants responsibility for the slow-moving crash and the antics leading up to it.
            Pass the popcorn…

          • Dave

            rockape. Agreed, and it goes to show what a complete mindless bunch the Labour party really is, how on earth they managed to form a joint venture and sell their souls to the Greens. All they have achieved is sharing their member database with the greens, and giving some labour voters an alternative.

            It was incredibly stupid, but they thought they might get some of the green vote. Russell and Turei did well selling the Mixed Ownership to Labour.

            Then when the Shearing season is upon us (63 days to go), Russell Norman, will be the familiar face for labour voters standing alone when Sheep is culled. Again, some traditional labour voters will switch from Labour to Green. I would not be surprised to see labour and the greens with level support at the next election, and still unable to form government.

  • Time For Accountability

    West to hide in the hills.

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Turn left at Gore, then keep driving.

  • CheesyEarWax

    I thought this was his song.

    Bread – Guitar man.

    Who draws the crowd and plays so loud,
    Baby it’s the guitar man.
    Who’s gonna steal the show, you know
    Baby it’s the guitar man,

    He can make you love, he can make you cry
    He will bring you down, then he’ll get you high
    Somethin’ keeps him goin’, miles and miles a day
    To find another place to play.

  • Dave

    I checked my Calendar, 63 days, thats almost Shearing season. An event one could sell tickets to: The shearing of Labours Sheep.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    There will be only one person having a good laugh at the end of 63 days and that is Sheep. The reasons are:

    (a) Huge by-election victory
    (b) Big surge in TV1 and TV3 polls
    (c) Roy Morgan due out soon will show a comfortable Labour-Green government
    (d) Sheep will release GSCB video of John Key
    (e) Poo will come up more corruption allegations against the Government
    (f) Jaffas would have woken up to the fact that all the infrastructure spending is like 100 years away

    • Dave

      We agree then SCS, on one point that Sheep will be laughing.

      Out to Stud at the UN, Successfully made it from Sheep to Ram. Meetings with the old Ewe, his beloved Helen, and ATM access to his treasured US bank account, lots of greenbacks to feast on. so;

      a) Huge BUY-election victory to National in Mt Albert after Sheep is out to stud

      b) Huge surge in TV1 & 3 polls, as they announce Sheep has gone
      c) Rouge Morgan will announce improved polling for the greens after the Rams retirement
      d) The GCSB will show Key celebrating The Rams retirement
      e) Finally, the Ram will be able to poo in his own paddock, in the USA
      f) Mt Albert Jaffas will receive their Infrastructure funding from the KEY government.

  • pukakidon

    I think their only option to salvage anything would be to put someone as the face of Labour that is not absolutely repulsive and mad. They would need to put up my little pony to attract the female and the superficial vote back from National.

    • Agent BallSack

      Shes’s union cabal now though. Will NZ vote for a unionist PM? Damn unlikely when you think who would be swept in on her hems.

      Edit: I also think her socialist bordering on communist leanings affect her chances. Its still to close in peoples memory. Best Jacinda can really hope for now is to become the next Darien Fenton. Has been hater but still happy to live on the tax dollars NZ business earns.

      • pukakidon

        Yes you and I know that, but you are assuming that those superficial voters understand Unionism, Communism or even politics, they are normally the ones that say they are undecided or have no idea what politics is about when polled. They just see big smiley face and female on TV and are bedazzled and they vote for that. A good example is Mike Hosking, they are total air heads

        They are the same ones that think DB is innocent, media rules their thinking, they buy shit because some famous face tells them it is good and because they are on TV they must be honest!!! They are incapable of thinking for themselves, shiny shit is all that matters.

        I reckon that will be Liarbours only option…. Change leader not long before the election to try and say they are fresh/new and have something new to offer, this will also be accompanied by a whole bunch of bribes.

        The superficial s will vote for that.