The Labour leadership meltdown continues

Democracy best works when we can contest ideas freely across the realm. How can we with the main opposition in such disarray. Come on Labour get it together for democracy’s sake if nothing else

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Over the weekend, I road tripped it down to Wellington, where I had a beer with a pollster, briefly checked on what announcement Cunliffe had made mid-Saturday afternoon, and then proceeded to ignore politics. Fine wine and convivial company was far superior… But of course, although one can ignore politics, politics has a habit of keeping on happening.

So Cunliffe resigned. Or he announced that he will resign at the next caucus meeting, which is tomorrow. Although he still wants the job. He’s triggered a leadership ballot, hoping to avoid the death by a thousand cuts of waiting for his colleagues to destroy him, leak by insidious leak.

Unfortunately, there’s no timeframe yet on when the leadership ballot will occur. Will the party wait for its campaign review to be completed before the ballot? Cunliffe will be hoping not – it’s what he resigned in order to avoid. His opponents want a…

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2 thoughts on “The Labour leadership meltdown continues

  1. Labour just had a major election loss. I think in fairness they can have a few weeks to get things sorted. A bit of time for reflection, internal wrangling – the trick will be if they can present a credible opposition by the end of the year.

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