What to do about Shearer

David Cunliffe needs to do something with David Shearer.

Personally I don’t know why David Shearer even stays. Almost everyone in that caucus was disloyal and unsupportive. I wouldn’t be bothered with hanging around myself.

However David Shearer has professed a willingness to stay, but what will he do?

The other problem that Cunliffe has is what to do with prominent ABC members.

I think he can kill two birds with one stone.  

I don’t believe that David Shearer will hang around just for Science and Innovation. But he is very well qualified to take on Foreign Affairs.

That would also allow Cunliffe to give Phil Goff his beans and Goff won’t do or say anything because he is tribal Labour and will take one for the team. Let’s face it too, Phil Goff is well past his use by date anyway and is a face of the past. A little judicious meddling in Mt Roskill wouldn’t go amiss either.

The other portfolio that Shearer should be given would be Defence. Again Phil Goff  seems to have a lot to say in this portfolio as does Iain Lees-Galloway. Lees-Galloway is set to be promoted to a whips role so could easily give it up and Goff should be clearly given the message to STFU.

The benefit of handing Shearer the defence portfolio to look after is he will be able to advance his plans into Labour policy to privatise the military in line with his white papers.


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