Labour needs to sort out its leadership and move rapidly into partnership .
Well, that's a given solely because of their numbers but I would hate to be in their shoes so I wont say how I think it should be done. It cant be that easy to expect all opposition parties to come together when they all have bottom lines they wont cross and the fact that they are different parties is exactly because of this. So many compromises required , wont be easy.
and it’s far from over.
Because they are all still there. The likes of which ,one became Prime Minister of our Country.
I’m actually not hugely interested in the outcome of the leadership contest, I just want to see Labour consistently communicate with the public in ways that move the needle.
Me too. I'd be happy if they just announced someone . Everyone's got strengths in different ways, including Cunliffe, Shearer and Goff. It needn't be about personalities. I'd like it to be about the Party policy. I'm sick of it always being how the Media frame it and who did what to who gossip. How about they look at the Government and the tricks they are up to instead.
but in political terms can we do much more than build the TPPA into the critique of National’s economic management for use in the next election?
Yes, still, now is important too. Last night we heard on the news from Phil Twyford regarding the measley 5 houses National have built under their housing plan but nothing of the thousands they plan to sell. Public opinion will be like Dexter x back a page, "Ineffective opposition..". So if the whole Party could get up front and centre about this bunch of arseholes running our Country into the ground , even along the lines of ,"while NACTional MUF have the numbers, we strongly oppose...yada yada yada..." the perception will be that Labour are concerned about the people and all issues that concern, not just their members etc. If they wait until 2017 they, and damage dished will be forgotten.
Everyone seemed to have a good time at the KA on Sunday, Grant and Jacinda included, (although the muso's inside having to stop for the speech expressed their annoyance at being blindsided) but they were speaking to the already converted. The candidates could use their opportunity to try pull in a fair few undecideds while they have media attention. Especially if they are taking advantage of the likes of Maureens generosity by having their rallies in a public space during a blues session. Be nice to see a bit of fighting spirit against this Government.
For Labour, this means focussing on people, issues and policies that meet voters where they are.
Can they also have a look at what Team Key are jumping all over while they figure out whose going to lead them somewhere.
I totally understand them wanting to find a leader, my only concern is that urgency will be a Team key friend while they are busy choosing someone. Can anyone remind me for why Labour did change its way it chose a leader? Maybe as each candidate gets interviewed by media etc, maybe they could throw in why the likes of the TPPA are dangerous to our democracy. I don't want to have to fly to Oz to get my prescriptions in the future, jus' sayin'
Welcome to the Hunger Games.Yeh that’s right ; we are all in the game now.
Panem et Circenses. look over there! ---> It's a flag!
and with a lack lustre opposition he is on a cake walk.
So here's your chance to complain directly to them. They have announced their review Team and are taking submissions. Be nice if the Greens contributed, they are part of the opposition also. As has been noted this week , left leaning voters could have got rid of Act
The behemoth beneath grows stronger and it believes it knows best.
It does and it's amongst us every day in every way. We have entire Electorates that are in on the fudge at the request of Team key, and leaders of parties other than Team key, (Dunne Act) that condone the manipulation out in the open. This is the United Future Dunne plays. We are now paying Seymour a higher salary because Team Key wanted a patsy to fob off their undesirable policies on, so they created a new position earning him more tax money. People like John, "I was never part of a plot," Palino,( yeah right) who nearly made it to running the largest city in NZ with Slater in behind. Many of us aren't happy with this Convention centre , now we are gifting the Sky City TVNZ land that will house a Hotel . How come there is no mention that Sky City gets new pokies, a new Hotel and gifted land and we dont seem to be getting the Convention Centre now. How completey fucked did John Key screw us there. He has private dinners or ones that cost $5000 then hey presto! some company gets a deal. We, the tax payer gets screwed . We lose lose lose and he trades trades trades, money money money. It's not his fucking money , it's ours and he knows it.
There’s so much spinning going on I’m starting….
Starting? Bit slow? ;) What Taslov just linked to, Team talk, Team Key, all much of the same, “jobs for the boys” network is alive and well. Amy Adams is all over Team key and Dirty politics. She is the dark horse who rears it’s ugly head inside Team Key, just enough to go unnoticed but always there. Of course they only employ one of their own. Team talk is a company that will get cream jobs from Team Key. Keeping it in house keeps the ongoing manipulation of information. They are just a bunch of nodding John Keys smiling and waving on the dashboard. All looking to better themselves only.
Team bunch of liars
Team bunch of thieves
WTF? Does that post make any sense to anyone? Or am I just having a slow day?
I guess, you had to be there, along with a perception that the person is thinking they are being rather cryptic. Shulgin has an issue with detective Mills, happens to bring him in to any conversation when s/he feels like it and gotta say Shulgin/Melk Powder(herein suggested that person) probably has good cause. That person also thinks RB isn't forceful enough about issues that matter to him/her. Then again, could be just feeling really good and rambling like nicely stoned or had a few drinks and felt he/she needs to express their self in the most comfortable environment they can find. Or, schizophrenic ? ;)