Little deluded if he thinks things are improving for him


Andrew Little is deluded.

After a trough in the polls, Little believed Labour was bouncing back and said that was shown by the response to him out and about New Zealand. People were stopping him in the street, shaking hands and taking “selfies”.

“There is a mood shift, there’s a changing expectation.”

In our INCITE: Politics polling that will be released this afternoon that certainly isn’t the case. Whilst the increased numbers of people wanting selfies with him might be an indicator it isn’t reality.  

But Little admitted that some of the party’s problems stemmed from poor discipline.

“We’ve had difficulty getting cut through….I made the promise when I became leader we wouldn’t bark at every passing car. And I kind of got to the beginning of this year and looked back at the last year and lo and behold, we barked at every passing car.

That was a mistake and one he bore responsibility for, Little said.

“I’m happy to admit to that.”

And yet Labour continues to bark at every passing car. It’s nice to know Andrew reads Whaleoil as I have been saying that exact thing for months. He would do well to buy INCITE: Politics this afternoon too…and find out what I say about that exact situation.

The man is a tool and a fool. Voters just aren’t warming to him…and if they haven’t by now then they aren’t going to, if anything the more exposure he gets the worse it will get for him.


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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.

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