The Standard promotes itself as the voice of the New Zealand labour movement. We certainly heard one such voice in Parliament last night, with Darien Fenton’s powerful valedictory speech, followed by the waiata “There is power in the union” from the Speaker’s Gallery. Darien was inspiring: her speech is well worth a read or a look.
“I also found inspiration in the union movement where my rebellious heart could be turned towards something real and meaningful. I owe the labour movement everything. They made room for me in a cause that has never been more important than it is today.” Amen to that