Labour in no rush to fail

Felix  Marwick explains

Labour is expected to unveil details this weekend of a review into its disastrous election result.

The party’s governing council is set to meet in Auckland on Sunday to discuss its terms of reference, for a review that will include analysing data and taking submissions.

It’s expected to take weeks, if not months, to complete and will be overseen by two independent reviewers.

Meanwhile, Labour MPs are keeping mum on the party’s inner turmoil – as David Cunliffe takes time off to consider his future in the leadership.

Can this get any more absurd?   I can tell them exactly what went wrong and how to fix  it.  Of course, it means losing some people that have served their use or were never any use in the first place.

Labour’s deeper problem is a lack of talent.  Candidate selection is all about rewarding union grafters and party workers for hard graft, and not about who would make an effective Labour MP.

Of course, Labour think there is no difference, but have a look at their front bench and then their back bench,  and there really is little hope for any improvement.  Add other factional needs such as gender balance and the rainbow faction, and it drags it down even further.

Everyone can see what is needed.   This doesn’t need an investigation.

And I very much doubt they’ll be honest with themselves when they do it.

So now they’re going to have a meeting, about having a bigger meeting, to appoint a third party review, which will lead to other meetings.

You can see how this is going to go nowhere.


– Newstalk ZB

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