Saturday General Debate

Someone once told me

One man’s dead, cold, wet fish is another man’s Sushi

Snapper Sushi

Snapper Sushi

Labour Party president Moira Coatsworth has decreed with a 13 page rule booklet that the “Presidential” leadership battle may only be positive.

Does this not hint at the fact that no matter the amount of public assurances that the next Labour leadership is an open question, the reality is that David Cunliffe‘s ascension is predetermined?

Andrew Little has been promised a run at the next leadership in return for ensuring that the unions fall into line behind Cunliffe.  Helen Kelly has been promised a list position for delivering the same outcome.  The rainbow faction has now been marginalised as those previously protecting Shearer have moved in behind Cunliffe.  Their consolation prize is that Robertson will remain as Deputy.

How do you feel about the next few weeks?  Bored before it even starts?  Should we hold a poll as to how long they’ll stay nice for? How unnatural to have a leadership race where the very talent they are to be chosen for – to be NOT nice like David Shearer – is not allowed to be on display?

This is Saturday’s General Debate, and the floor is yours to give us your opinion of what is going on.


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