Should Labour split in two?


With all the fuss over the “man ban” proposal I was thinking that there is a delightful solution that could prove a few points along the way.

Labour could simply split in two…a Women’s party and a Bloke’s party. 

Then that should solve gender equity issues because if Sue Moroney and Kate Sutton are right the Labour Women’s Party will have 51% of the total Labour vote and the Labour Bloke’s party 49%…plus they should have maximised their MMP vote as well.

It’ll work…of course it will…it must…surely?

On the plus side a party does not have to be registered in order to register a party logo.


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  • Jimmie

    Trouble is then the gays and unions would want their own parties….where would it end?

    Well yeah it would end – Labour would come to a full stop….so sad.

    • In Vino Veritas

      The unions already have their own party Jimmie, its called the “Labour Party”.

  • Col

    I think you may get a few blokes jumping the fence now and then, but more so the woman?

  • Muffin

    I dont see that option as being trouble……..I thnk its a fantastic idea

  • NotLen

    Surely it would be called the Women’s Labour Party. More appropriate. Not that many of them would know what labour was.

  • Dave

    That would mean they need to UNITE, they are already SPLIT in six divisions.

    Mens division, Womans division, Gays and queers, Unionists, UN division, and Sues Moronic stupid division.

    Thats going to work well (not), who will lead the 2 new divisions?, Im voting for Sue to lead the newly merged division of the women’s, gays and unionists, she seems the perfect fit.

    • cows4me

      Don’t forget the transgender section Dave, shit you’ll have the loons frothing at the mouth if you leave anyone out.

      • Bunswalla

        Yes good point. The Loons Division. Wait, I think I’ve inadvertently just united the whole party – they’re all fricking loons.

  • Young and Dumb

    I was actually thinking about this yesterday. Why is Labour still together?

    After reading the article on the Standard about the different factions within Labour it made me clearly aware that Labour does not get along. (i.e. Cunliffe leadership challenges) However this also seems to be the case with Labour in Australia. It seems that Labour is just completely useless at managing itself and when one of these factions has control they are unable to look to the future and unite under one banner.

    So the logical step would be to split into 2 or 3 parties and focus on gaining genuine votes for their causes and then after an election they could work together.

    Labour however are far too childish to make this system successful and it would not surprise me if one of those parties would be tempted by National.

    Anyway, in all honesty it is better for the country that Labour is currently consumed by infighting and is seen as a functionless dog that nobody, or at least less than 30% of voters want to give their vote.

    • Young and Dumb

      I realise that the two Labour parties are different, I think it is just the mental make up of the left that causes them to be so fragmented as a party

  • tarkwin

    Wouldn’t work. The women look like men and the men act like women. It would just cause even more confusion.

  • LesleyNZ

    That is the solution! But I don’t think the Labour Women should have pink in their logo. They are not pink.

    • cows4me

      No it should be commie red Lesley.

      • Bunswalla

        And that silhouette – waaaay too svelte. Add a coupla sacks of spuds and you’ll be bang on.

        • cows4me

          You in a jolly mood today Bunswalla, this Labia baiting is great fun is it not.

          • Dave

            C4M I think its frigging hilarious, normally one has to suggest Labour are idiotic, they continue to prove this massive cluster F……. And they continue to do it for themselves over and over, its better than a comedy festival, and free for all to enjoy.

  • johnbronkhorst

    “Should Labour split in two?”
    Yes …decapitated party and all individual members!!
    Not a particular fan of the French…But….that guillotine…bears thinking about!

  • johnbronkhorst

    or……….”Should Labour split in two?” isn’t that what they are implying? Castration, after all you said in 2 not in half!

  • thor42

    I think they should split.

    They could have a “Left Labia Party” and a “Right Labia Party”.

  • williamabong

    Those gay parties would be a real pain in the arse.

  • steve and monique

    I think splitting in two would be a great idea – front bums and back bums, and they all support bums – perfect!

    • OT Richter

      What do you call that piece of skin between your front bum and back bum?

      Your twernt. Becuase if it twernt there your guts would drop out.

      Who could lead Labour’s Twernt faction?

      • Lopsy

        John Tamihere. And it would serve him right.

  • spiker

    Sure. Then we would have the Labour Pains Party and the Labour Poof Party. Bring on the implode.

  • Igotta Numbum

    Their tagline can be “We split for our split”

  • Travis

    Just as well Darren Hughes doesn’t have to make that call, he wouldn’t know which way to turn.

  • Bart

    Should Labour split in two? That’s never happened before has it? The workers should be united against the proletariat.

    Unless you want to form New Labour, or United Future, or the Maori Party, or ACT. Mind you, once you’ve formed another party, like the maori Party, then you can split again, and form the Mana Party. Then you get MP’s that just don’t play well with others, and have to play by themselves, eh Brendan!

    The political left are so disorganised, it is almost worthy of a Monty Python Sketch.

    Oh wait, they did!

  • Chris

    I don’t think they should split. I think they need to disband completely and start again from scratch.

  • Hazards001

    So do the gays..same name too.

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    Men with minds wouldn’t vote for the Labour party. I hope this goes ahead. I would love to see what their constituency and their MPs would be like. They’d make Trevor Mallard look almost… dare I say it… classy.

  • spiker

    Labour has gone from being the party of the down trodden to the party of the down trowed!