Pinko Farrar discovers Labour are tits at maths

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Something we here at Whaleoil have known for some time is that when it comes to numbers, Labour just can’t manage them.

I think Labour are hoping their MPs can’t count.

Their front bench in Parliament has eight seats, not 12. They’re just hoping Clark, Woods, Parker and Mahuta don’t notice.

Also I’ve never heard of a Shadow Cabinet of 22. Cabinet has 20 MPs. Are they planning to enlarge it? Also the reality is that at their current level of polling, they’d only get 60% to 70% of the Cabinet seats as they are 60% to 70% of the combined opposition vote. So the number who might make Cabinet are probably 12 – 14, not 22.

The promotion of Davis and demotion of Mahuta is no surprise, and the right thing to do. And their top eight are basically their strongest MPs, and are the nucleus of an alternative Government.

So overall a sensible minor reshuffle. Their job now is to spend the next two years not just being an effective Opposition, but also looking like a coherent alternative Government.

Sensible?  Surely our arts and lifestyle blogger is kidding?   I agree it’s the best Labour can manage, but sensible?

One thing is for sure, apart from Phil Goff, there is a clear list of people that should be looking for new jobs.  That is, of course, if Andrew Little makes it to the 2017 elections as party leader.  However absurd it may appear to Whaleoil readers, Jacinda Ardern is being groomed for a take-over in late 2016, something that can only be avoided by Andrew Little pulling the party past 35% and not having any major or personal scandals next year.

 

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