Labour turning on Robertson in #Labousgottalent

Georgina Beyer is against Grant Robertson, now Mike Williams is saying that the social conservatives won’t tolerate Grant Robertson.

Labour is a broad church party and part of that sort of coalition is a significant group of social conservatives. I think they would be unhappy with Grant Robertson, but the interesting thing is that that group would never vote National, they just would not vote. And that was the real problem for Labour in the last general election and indeed the one before. We had the lowest turnout last election in 150 years, or since we’ve had democracy in New Zealand, 25% of the proposal got on the role and didn’t bother to vote, that’s nearly a million, three quarters of a million voters. And whoever is the leaders has gotta really focus on getting that group out voting and I think Cunliffe’s got a better chance of doing that. 

Jenny Michie, who blogs at The Standard put the knife in as well.

That’s right, I think it’s not a big a deal as it used to be. You know we now have gay marriage, and it actually went through without that much of a fuss, and the sky hasn’t fallen. Having said that I think we’d be naïve to imagine that there would be no resistance to a gay Prime Minister at this point. I think some people might have a problem with it, but I certainly wouldn’t.

There is that nice inclusive Labour party on show, nobody does nasty quite like the left when attacking their own.


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  • Why does the Standard blogger have the accent of a US Democrat?

  • Adolf Fiinkensein

    Yes, I agree. NZ will not elect a poofter PM. Anyway, Cunliffe is ten times the better campaigner than sneaky. fat, lazy, duplicitous Robertson.

  • kevin

    Everyone supporting cunliffe should watch his Avondale markets rant allied to harawira. It is on YouTube but I don’t know how to link it in here… I saw it again today, a shocker.
    Perhaps one of the WO team could load it up for viewers?

    • That one will surface in the fullness of time Kevin. But in the meantime, enjoy this one:

      • Mr Sackunkrak

        Thanks KS, I’d forgotten about that bit of chest puffing cock-wittery from silent T. And wasn’t Wilson just awful too.

        • Hazards001

          Wilson another MP so despised by her electorate that she was roundly thrashed and then happily flounced up to the trough via MMP.

          Worst voting system on the planet.

          The rules should be simple. If you come into parliament on the list then a backbencher you will be and remain for all time until you win an electorate seat and the people have deemed you to have more qualities than just a an ass filling a chair.

          • AngryTory

            The rules should be simple

            Yep – no lists, electorates all the same size, bludgers & govt “employees” don’t get the vote.

    • notrotsky

      Here you go.

      • kevin

        Cool, cunliffe defies common sense wif his bro talk… Maybe he saw it as ‘the common touch’?

  • Josh Metcalfe

    Well Labour need to tell the public, because it’s obvious Robertson isn’t listening.

  • steve and monique

    This party would eat there young. Considering there is openly gay MPs in Labour,you think they would be supportive.

  • In the name of a strong opposition I think the only answer that would have any legs would be Cunliffe with Shearer as deputy and a new inner circle without the agendas.

  • Col

    Quite a few Gays vote Labour, and they could get excited, never under estimated the unions, they may even have more gay voters than we know, lets see who puts there hat in by 10pm Monday night. Let the games begin.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      My spies tell me unions are going to back Curryleaf.

      • Col

        I m sure Curryleaf has been farting around quite a lot this weekend,

        • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

          Col bro – I am backing Curryleaf to become the labour leader. Watch the polls after that…..

  • blairmulholland

    Wow! This confirms what I’ve always thought about the Left – scratch the PC surface and you will find a bigot. Even self-loathing ones!

    I don’t think most people give two shits about whether Robertson is gay, and those that do are not Labour voters anyway. The fact that people in Labour are pretending that this is an issue speaks volumes about them. They are so desperate to stop Robertson that they would gay-bait to do it. Scum the lot of them.

    • AngryTory

      those that do are not Labour voters anyway

      except South Auckland Christians. They used to be Labour voters, for the last three elections they’ve stayed home.

  • kevin

    What if….. Cunliffe says nah? Just a thought, but at 260k pa, unlikely.

  • GazzW

    Where are all those ABC faction members now? Who really cares whether it’s Robertson or Cunliffe – neither are remotely electable as potential PMs.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Curryleaf will win a landslide GazzW. He can eat Key for breakfast in a debate.

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Why is this beneficiary getting air-time?

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Remember folks – if Curryleaf becomes the leader of the Labourers, Key is toast.

    • Roger

      Last week you had Sheep doing Key. You have no clue.

      • lofty

        Our resident knights squire has never had a clue…thank God. ;-)

  • Phil

    Bring back Shearer!

  • AngryTory

    nobody does nasty quite like the left when attacking their own.

    You’re too modest – when attacking the left, you do nasty far better than them!