“78 year old communist dinosaur announces retirement as @nzherald columnist”

Bryan Gould appears to have announced his retirement:

The election shows that there is an appetite and a momentum for change that is likely to grow rather than subside. “More of the same” is not sufficiently inspiring to claim new adherents.  

If only Shayne Currie subscribed to that view.

We have a real chance to make a fresh start. And remember that, in MMP politics, votes for the largest party carry no additional weight. What matters is whether a majority exists in parliament.

The chance arises to bring fresh minds to bear on old and neglected issues. Rather than act as a mere adjunct to an existing administration, Winston could play an important role, as an elder statesman in, and foundation member of, a new government – one that catches the incoming tide.

There was no mood for change. National retained all of it’s support scoring higher in the election that they did three terms ago in 2008 when they won power. If there was a change or a movement it was to increase National’s share of the vote.

But Gould is right in one regard…we are sick of hearing from useless old failures like him.

His review of Labour’s poor results delivered up Andrew Little. Perhaps Labour might like to get someone else to review their performance this time.


-NZ Herald


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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