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Congratulations, Mr Cunliffe!

This blogger extends his congratulations to David Cunliffe for his successful selection as Labour’s new party leader.

A special mention should be made of Grant Robertson and Shane Jones – both of whom are talented individuals and  would also have made fine leaders.

All three men campaigned with integrity, decency, and maturity.

As for John Key, who derided the Labour’s selection process – would he care to put his leadership to the test, and allow National Party rank and file members to vote on the leadership? Yeah, nah…


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John Key announces National’s leadership will be put to Party members for a vote!



It is now time for every fair minded New Zealander to roll up his or her sleeves. We have work to do, and a  corrupt, self-serving, ineffectual Tory government to throw out. Whether we are Labour, Green, Mana (NZ First?), we all have our bit to play to rebuild our decent society.

As David Cunliffe said on National Radio this morning – the election campaign started today!






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  1. 20 February 2013 at 2:51 am

    Congratulations David Cunliffe! Now let’s get on with it!!

  2. 16 September 2013 at 7:34 pm

    This must just be the beginning. As David said, National sucks!

  3. Theodore
    17 September 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Cunliffe’s line-up of Parker as his number two man and spokesperson on finance hints that Labour is going to take on the Nats at their own game; economic performance. For the first time, the Nat’s reputation as “good fiscal managers” may be challenged and shown to be what it is; garbage.

    Labour left office with nearly no foreign debt. The Nats squandered that with ill-conceived tax cuts and then having to borrow from overseas to make up the shortfall. This is where the government is vulnerable.

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