What is Labour trying to hide?

Sean Plunket asks on Facebook:


It’s a good question, and a newspaper discusses their plans for secrecy at their conference.

The Labour Party has closed the doors on vast tracts of its 99th annual conference this weekend, saying it wants to keep debate “in the family”.

The programme for its Palmerston North talkfest shows debate on policy proposals is closed to the media – a session that has been open in the past.   

Party president Nigel Haworth said the media had been allowed in in 2013 because the party was introducing a new policy platform structure. “We felt at the time it was important for media to see that process.

“When we go into the revisions of it, these are debates we want to keep in the family. We want people to be able to speak freely and frankly and be reported appropriately.” Media were welcome to open sessions – most of which are set-piece speeches by MPs and panels by guest experts.

“In the family” sounds like they want to discuss the actions of Uncle Bully and what he did to Gracie and try and sort it out themselves without calling the cops.

More likely though they don’t want people to find out they are just plain incompetent, that their new President hasn’t raised his voice much less any sort of donation cash and the unions are still in control despite only sharing a fraction of their wealth as outlined in Dodgy Unions.

If Labour MPs were smart they’d be calling into question the continued domination of their party by cash rich unions who have deep pockets but the arms of a T-Rex.


– A newspaper

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