Face of the day

“I have been privileged to lead the Labour team for the past 20 months and I’m proud of the gains we have made in that time. But we need to do more. So the time has come for me to hand over to a new leader who can take Labour through to 2014.”  – David Shearer, deciding to step out of the blinding glare of party leadership.

Photo/ Toby Manhire

Photo/ Toby Manhire


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  • Rodger T

    Quick, grab a postage stamp and a crayon ,so we can list all of Labias “achievements” under Shearer.

    • AngryTory

      Rail Loop.
      School Meals.
      Affordable Housing.

      three big ones right there. I mean: they sure as hell aren’t things any self-respecting National government would want to do, are they?

      • GazzW

        Calm down AT. It’s way too early in the day for such angst. Go get your meds.

        • BobaJob

          I got some spare right now if he’s out.

    • BobaJob

      You could spell it out with a small bowl of Fruit Loops mate.

  • snakebit

    He is the best they have. Think Jerry Brownly said that and I agree. Labours next leader can not possibly do a better job and I,m cool with that.

  • AngryTory


    Once again: very well done Whale.

  • williamabong

    So who’s next, the fagg faction led by Robertson, the nasty faction led by Silent T, or the union faction led by Angry Andy.

    Once again we see the She Beast is still running the show, this sort of shit has her grubby paw prints all over it.

    Either way it’s a train wreck in slow motion.

  • Cadwallader

    Nobody’s suggested a leadership tilt from Darien (Where’d I drop my penis?) Fenton.

  • johnbronkhorst

    Yahooxtra, 2 stories side by side.
    “The contenders emerge” and “Mystery horned creature washed ashore”

  • johnbronkhorst

    Don’t know about “the transit of venus” but definite space cadet.

    • BobaJob

      Uranus perhaps?

  • BobaJob

    Technically Flounder can’t hand over the leadership, he has deserted the post.

    So now Labour needs a hero. A real leader, a winner, someone who can fearlessly stare down any opposition. Someone who can read the public mood and recognise the right time to make the right moves on issues Kiwi’s really care about. Someone with youth and vigour. Someone who will stand up and be counted. Someone who can unit all parties on the big issues of the day and even get legalisation passed while being in opposition.

    Leader: Lousia Wall
    Deputy Leader: Annette King

  • LesleyNZ

    It’s the Man-ban that did it. The Labour women are wild. Poor David. He was right to stop the man-ban.

    • BobaJob

      ‘Try’ to stop it…

  • johnbronkhorst

    Leaders lead…in such a manner that people WANT to follow them.
    There is nobody in the whole labour party, let alone caucus, that fits that description.

  • Col

    “I have seen the light”

  • Someone rather unkindly noted yesterday that the next Labour Party Prime Minister is still at school.

    • AngryTory

      If there is a next one.

      • johnbronkhorst

        Leader or labour party?

    • Bob Murphy

      Or with the Greens.

  • Brian of Mt Wellington

    If there was anyone better to lead the Liebour Party then surely that person would be the leader now and they would not have had to go through all the back stabbing. Mind you that seems to be a trait of the Lab Party, back stabbing their leaders.

    • johnbronkhorst

      “….that seems to be a trait of the Lab Party, back stabbing their leaders.”
      and the country!!

    • Garbageman

      yep those shades should have come with rear vision mirrors

  • johnbronkhorst

    To sum up david shearers leadership of the labour party.
    This photo shows his whole leadership style.
    “To prevent going blind, david put on glasses he could not see through”.

    • williamabong

      Come on JB, we all know he’s waiting for the space ship to take him home to his planet, just after the photos was taken he put on the tinfoil hat Wussel had given him.

      • johnbronkhorst

        MIB or scientologist???

  • thehawkreturns

    David who?