Is a civil union really the way to go when a divorce seems more appropriate



Grant Robertson reckons he can unite the Labour party.

Given the acrimonious way they are conducting themselves right now it could easily described at a tilt for a civil union…since they are so un-civil now.

Grant Robertson says he can bring the splintered Labour Party together after two emphatic defeats in a row.

Mr Robertson has confirmed his bid for the party leadership after leader David Cunliffe resigned yesterday.

Mr Robertson told TVNZ’s Q+A show today he had put his name forward to contest the leadership because he could not stand by and see the party poll at 24 per cent at the election and do nothing.

“I support the process that the Labour Party has to select a leader, I think it’s important that the members of the party have a say and David (Cunliffe) has now triggered this contest and that is what we will do.”

He was confident of “good support” from the caucus.

“I think I am a person who can unify the Labour Party,” Mr Robertson said.

“I believe that as a party we need to do that for the sake of New Zealand – there needs to be a strong Labour Party.”

There was no option for the party but to become unified, he said.

“We have to have a review. We need to look at why we lost and we need to listen to New Zealanders.

“One of the things that’s happened now – two elections in a row – is that we’ve ended up in the 20s. At 24 per cent, things have to change.”

So, the man who wouldn’t even acknowledge his husband in a bar in front of TV cameras is now the man to unify the Labour party?

Get a grip Grant.


– NZ Herald

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