Is the #manban back on the agenda?

With the news from the Herald that Maryan Street was front and centre in the knifing of Shearer is it possible that the #manban issue could be back on the agenda. The knifing could be revenge for Shearer dumping on the man ban in the first place.

This weekend is the Labour women’s conference so it will be interesting to see who thy look like endorsing as leader.

Members too were annoyed that the policy idea was never able to be at least debated at conference after David Shearer vetoed the proposal.

He is now gone. 

Could we see the membership move, during the leadership contest to reassert themselves by putting the #manban back on the agenda for conference in November, at the very least so the wider membership can look at debating it without the confusion of media jumping all over it?

Might the leadership contest be used to implement the policy for real by putting up a female candidate?

Perhaps if it is a foregone conclusion that David Cunliffe will be leader then the party should look at having Jacinda Ardern, or Sue Moroney, or perhaps Clare Curran as deputy.

It would be a real point of difference from the blokes club over at National.



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  • Please, please as selection on gender will bring yet another incompetent to the for.
    Goody, goody

    • Garbageman

      Finding an actual real man will be their only real problem

  • kevin

    Man Ban? Odd, no women lined up to take over. If you don’t count robertson I suppose… Maybe street is pushing his barrow? Old skool genuine labourites must be raging.

    • Agent BallSack

      Really? Stuff poll has Jacinda as preferred PM as of this moment

      • Agent BallSack

        Mind you she is first on the list in the poll too.

        Edit Actually non of the above is now leading. Which is good because that was my choice

    • johnbronkhorst

      better the puppet master than the puppet!!

  • Agent BallSack

    I damn well hope so. The public despise it.

  • Simo

    Unless the NZ voter engages fully in elections, the electoral process will be hijacked by idiots from the left for their own petty agendas. With the current sense of apathy infecting the NZ voter, its going to leave this country exposed to some horrific electoral scenarios typical of Eastern Bloc wastelands….You have been warned!!

    • johnbronkhorst

      absolutely…democracy is of no use to you unless you participate in it! and I don’t mean just show up to vote.
      Educate yourself.
      form an opinion
      support your candidate…fully!

  • LesleyNZ

    I think so! David Shearer was right about the Man-Ban and has made the right decision to step down – the Labour Party women don’t seem to like men. Forget about them David. Talk about a woman scorned – but this time it is a bit of a different scorn – considering the sexual orientation of the woman scorned. Don’t think I have seen this kind of scorning before. Interesting to watch the next step.

    • DavidW

      You have a real point Lesley. You don’t get a lot of obviously homosexual blokes or lesbian women among the warlords of Somalia so it may have just been a lack of experience in handling those sort of people that eventually proved to be Shearer’s downfall.

    • grumpy

      Add the role of Klark in this and it’s pretty clear – Manban Mk2

  • GregM

    I don’t think it was ever off the agenda. More likely it was ” Sssh, don’t talk about it while Whale is around”. Heh!

  • Auto_Immune

    What happened to Cunliffe’s previous running mate Nanaia Mahuta?

  • conwaycaptain

    Look at that LIST, PROFESSIONAL POLLIES the lot.
    School, Uni, Non job in a NGO or Political Party, then Parliament.
    What has Ardern ever done??

  • conwaycaptain

    Only job Ardern has had outside Politics is making meatballs at a NY soup kitchen

  • steve and monique

    A brain ban seems more suitable

    • cows4me

      I think we could safety say that’s already in place.

      • steve and monique

        An ugly ban would be handy too

  • In Vino Veritas

    Ardern, Moroney and Curran. Yes, a point of difference. Having an inept Deputy is certainly a point of difference.

  • cows4me

    Man Ban has been in for years in that queer outfit.

  • Yosarian

    Cunliffe/Ardern ‘Green’s style’ co leaders, just to appease the wimmins group. Athough the rainbows or the unionists won’t be please. God this is going to be good, I’ll just grab the popcorn.