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Letter to the editor: the culling of Cunliffe






FROM: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
DATE: Thu, Sep 25, 2014
TO: NZ Herald <letters@herald.co.nz>
SUBJECT: Letter to the Editor


The editor
NZ Herald

If Labour keeps changing it’s Leader after every defeat, then I put the following questions to them;

1. How will a Labour Leader gain experience, if they’re dumped every couple of years?

2. How can the public be expected to get to know a Labour Leader, and develop trust in that person, if their presence is fleeting and disappear before we get to know him/her?

3. How will a Labour Leader learn to handle victory, when s/he first won’t be allowed to understand defeat? Humility is learned in failure, not success.

4. If the Leader is changed after each defeat, that suggests the Labour Party wasn’t confident with their initial choice. The public cannot be expected to take Labour leadership appointments seriously knowing that their tenure is most likely temporary.

The Greens have leaderships that are stable and long-term, irrespective of electoral success or failure. That is because the Party has faith and confidence in their leadership choices.

The Labour Party might consider this before it dispatches Mr Cunliffe.

-Frank Macskasy

[address & phone number supplied]



Fastest growing poverty





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  1. Cnr Joe
    25 September 2014 at 9:53 am

    Far too reasonable Frank

  2. Fran
    25 September 2014 at 9:54 am

    Right on, Frank, well said.

  3. 25 September 2014 at 10:03 am

    Thanks, Cnr Joe and Fran. 🙂

  4. Who Gnu
    25 September 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I agree Frank. Labour can change it’s leaders every ten minutes but if they don’t get in behind the person then they will never get ahead. As well as their tter failure to deal constructively with allies like Mana, Labour is spiraling to self-destruction.

    Thank god for the Greens. They are an island of stability amidst Labour’s implosion,.

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