We’re going to lose – Labour

Corin Dann at TVNZ is trying to  put a positive spin on what is shaping up to be a dreadful loss for Labour in Christchurch East

Labour Party President Moria Coatsworth has warned that Labour has a real fight on its hands to win the Christchurch East By-election later this month.

In a speech to the Labour party annual conference in Christchurch this morning, Ms Coatsworth reiterated that Labour lost the party vote at the last election in Christchurch East by 14 percent and that the voters in the electorate are tired.

Tired of what?



CV Embellishments?

Dead Fish?

Union tail wagging the party dog?

It is generally thought that by elections are used by the electorate to send the Government a message.  With Christchurch East not going to Labour it would be a pretty good endorsement that the National-led government is doing just fine.  

However Ms Coatsworth also strayed into the policy area by calling on Labour members to rise up to the challenge of sustainability and climate change.

Ms Coatsworth described sustainability as the greatest threat to the country. She said a Labour government was needed to ensure New Zealand had a prosperous low carbon economy.

Strategic stupidity or reality?

Have the left realised they can not take any more votes off the middle, so all they can do now is cannibalise the Green Taliban?

Oh my, 2014 is going to be so much fun.  Looking forward to watching both Labour and the Greens try and convince the electorate that they are a government in waiting, will play nice together, but at the same time are at each others’ throats to ensure their party has more MPs in parliament than theyhave right now.


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