What dead rats will Labour have to swallow?


Labour’s continued poll ratings means they are going to lose their third election in a row, and fifth from eight under MMP.

There important lessons for Labour are similar to the ones National learned after Bill English totally wrecked the party and won 20.93% of the vote in 2002. 

Dead rats will have to be swallowed.

The first and most important dead rat is the Man Ban. Until the Labour leader comes out and says that the Man Ban is gone and that the best person for the job will be selected for the job middle New Zealand will think that Labour cares more about social engineering than creating a better New Zealand. All the Man Ban does is tell blokes that Labour is run by internal factions that don’t exist in the real world.

There are plenty more dead rats that need to be swallowed but without axing the Man Ban there is no way in hell that middle New Zealand are going to listen to Labour.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.