#manban back on the table with Cunliffe and Robertson

If Labour members select either Grant Robertson or David Cunliffe then the #manban proposal is back in play.

Labour’s leadership contenders have begun shedding some light on the direction they would take the party and the country if successful at next year’s election.

Grant Robertson has said he expects the three candidates will start rolling out individual policy preferences at the public meetings over the next two weeks.

In the meantime, they have largely adhered to the party line though they outlined some of their thoughts this morning.

Under David Cunliffe and Robertson, the “man-ban” – which would allow some electorates to have women-only candidates – could be back on the table if the party wants to revive the idea at the annual conference in November. 

Both also indicated they backing policies on a capital gains tax and a rise in the top tax rate.

This whole leadership battle is shaping up so well…for John Key and National.

#noneoftheabove is looking quite good at the moment.

You can see why I am supporting Shane Jones…no way he’d tolerate a #manban.


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  • Stephen2d

    Shano all the way, though I worry Grant would love to be his right-hand man.

  • Shoreboy57

    So why aren’t the wimmin standing?

    • mike

      Good question… shouldn’t there be an equal number of male/female/gay/lesbian/transgender members standing for the position of leader?

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Mike O Mike – We have a male – Shane Porno Jonesy, we have a women – Robby Rolly Robertson adn we have a transgender – Curryleaf standing. All taken care off bro….

        • mike

          I’ll accept that rascal Jonesy is a male, however:
          Taking it up the bum like Robby doesn’t make you a woman… and taking (and giving it) anyway you can like Cunny doesn’t make you transgender, just makes you desperate!

    • Mr Sackunkrak

      Haven’t you seen the front bench photos? The DNA tests will take some time.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    So Whale Oil – what is your uncle Shane Jones’ tax policy? He will also tax the rich pricks to death right?

    • Kopua Cowboy

      Shane Jones is a real man’s man, he will make a new tax on all porn. Labor will hand us a surplus within 5 months this way

  • nudgy

    What a bunch a count, a poofter & a wanker!

  • Agent BallSack

    Keep it up Labour…keep talking!

  • Jmac

    Increasing the tax rates will probably start in the mid-40k’s. Which means lower-middle class people around ‘living wage’ will wind up paying a bunch more than 17.5%. Thanks for nothing.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      No, here is the plan I prepared for Curryleaf.

      >60K – 39%
      >80K – 42%
      >100K – 45%
      >150K+ – 50%

      On top of this Curryleaf will also impose a dedicated Medicare levy of 8 cents a dollar for those on >60K income, Add to this Stinking Hippie Norman’s Earthquake Reconstruction levy of 3 cents a dollar for those who earn more than 60K.

  • Clever Harry

    Grant isn’t a man. He is more of a ‘he-bitch’. Depending on whether he gives it or takes it and if he does the washing and ironing or his ‘man-lover’ husband takes up those domestic bliss roles.
    Given he is a unionist and that most unionists are angry manic females who hate men it’s likely he is a ‘he-bitch’ in which case the Lie-bour party don’t need to worry about a man ban just yet.
    They should however undertake a looney ban. They’ve got enough of them.

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    God, please grant me a vagina tomorrow morning, it’s the only way Labour would like me. Thanks God, because unlike you, Labour is hugely interested in what one has between one’s legs. And a dangler is not in vogue.

    • Nigel

      Not quite true. If you put your danger up the poo-shoot then that’s okay.

  • WarrenL

    I’m hetro and I am starting to feel disenfranchised. Being gay, almost gay, closet gay, lesbo or bi is the new norm at Labour.
    Me thinks a complaint to the Human Rights Commission is needed.
    Hetro people are not getting a fair go and not are males. No more equal rights. It’s gone the other way.

    • GregM

      Yes I agree Warren. If you are white single hetero working man in this country you are fucked.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    John Key was in his element when he was being asked about the unemployment rate by Grant Robertson, who he labelled as contender number one.

    “What we know is the labour markets are very fluid. Last week one person lost their job, now there’s three people looking for it.”

    I am wondering how Curryleaf is going to trip up John Key…..

  • I guess that Waitakere Man and all his drinking buddies will definitely be voting for Jonesie now; if they are still members of Labour. That this daft policy is now back on the agenda, and that the VRWC can lampoon Labour relentlessly shows just how dysfunctional the Labour Party now is.

    • Rex Widerstrom

      Yes it’s incredible how even the red-in-tooth-and-claw ambition of a man like Cunliffe can be muted by a policy which not only defies common sense (in that it demands the promotion of the incompetent over the competent on the basis of their chromosome count) but one which will likely make the party he so desperately wishes to lead unelectable.

      The atmosphere within Labour must be incredibly rarefied… almost nothing of the real world now gets in.

      Does he really think those to whom he was saying “Talofa lava” and “Kia Orana” during his announcement will applaud this nonsense, let alone “Waitakere man”?!

  • King Kong

    Something about the way Cunliffe looks has been bugging me and I have finally worked it out.

    He is quite obviously the love child of Alfred E Neuman from Mad magazine and Beaker from the Muppets.

    Check it out, very spooky.

  • steve and monique

    Bunch of soft cocks.

  • cows4me

    So the socialists make great fanfare about the new way the party leader is to appointed, this they call democracy. Strange democracy means nothing if you don’t have the right body parts. This from the party that herald gay rights but would happily apply sexist rules. Why do they even bother. If I was a “man” in that joke of a party I would have done a runner months ago. The further from power these lunatics are the better for the country.

  • Bryan

    what would happen if they went through the whole three weeks and after everyone had voted the result was revealed “David Shearer “

    • benniedawg

      Don’t imagine for a moment that this won’t happen. They are all so stupid that three weeks out they will all have forgotten the names of those currently running and David Shearer will be the natural response. All about rote learning. That’s why we must never allow charter schools as they may encourage some independent thinking. Yeah Right!!