This could happen for Labour too

Labour in New Zealand needs to look across the ditch for some inspiration for dealing with their woeful leadership.

Reflecting on the mood on the ground, the Rudd backer adds: ”It’s gone from pessimism to optimism with one leadership vote.”

It took 3 long years of under-mining and white-anting but Kevin Rudd finally took back the leadership.

Now Labor has a hope, albeit a faint one.

Right now Labour, under David Shearer has no hope, they are clinging to the belief that MMP will get them there and that beltway issues will become national issues. 

They continue to wed their electoral fortunes to manufactured scandal and intrigue. In a years time as people contemplate going to the polls they won’t care too much about an opposition banging on about Kim Dotcom, a free convention centre or something called the GCSB. Right now that is all they have got.

Not even John Campbell can keep those memes running for them for over a year.

Meanwhile the economy continues to strengthen, all the key economic indicators are going in the right direction and labour appears out of touch, and out to lunch, especially with distractions like the Man Ban.


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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.

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