Can Rodney Count?


Rodney Hide, in his Herald on Sunday columns buys into the Labour bullshit that Andrew Little is different from the previous leaders of Labour despite being a union appointed union hack.

He certainly seems to be at least gargling the Kool Aid, and perhaps even swallowing some.

He must also figure out an arrangement with the Greens.

The Greens scare middle voters. Little needs to show he can work with the Greens but that he’s boss. That isn’t going to be easy.


Can Rodney count?

Labour needs to get 61 or 62 votes in parliament to form a government, and at the moment Labour and the Greens are running at only about 35% of the vote, which is effectively 43 MPs. So at the moment they are 19 MPs short.

The most likely scenario after the 2017 election is that Labour have to form a coalition with New Zealand First and the Greens, and like Helen Clark did in 2005 Labour will choose to give the Greens the bum’s rush and blame Winston Peters.

Winston will come out saying there is no way in hell he will do a deal that sees the looney Greens getting the baubles of office, and Labour have a choice between having a coalition with him, or him going into coalition with National.

So far no one has actually asked Winston what he thinks of Little, and whether he will do a a deal with the Greens.

Someone should, and someone should count up to 61 or 62 and work out whether Winston will be able to keep the Greens out of government.


– Herald on Sunday

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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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