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On the unruly parts of the Labour caucus

Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, October 14th, 2014 - 105 comments

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It has been disappointing in the last few days to see the lack of respect that some of the Labour politicians on the right of the caucus have for the policy of restraint requested by the party. It appears they see themselves to be above such restraints.

Roy Morgan shocker

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 pm, July 31st, 2013 - 342 comments

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Latest Roy Morgan is out and it’s a shocker.

Labour has dropped below 30% and the Nats are now over 50%.

On the Labour leadership

Written By: - Date published: 2:57 pm, July 21st, 2013 - 207 comments

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Over the last few weeks Labour has been in a state of agitation as the party, the affiliates and even the caucus have come to the realisation that the Shearer project has failed.

Shearer’s pre budget speech

Written By: - Date published: 12:24 pm, May 8th, 2013 - 20 comments

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This morning David Shearer gave Labour’s “pre budget” speech. No new policy, but plenty of good one-liners and a strong statement of Labour’s position.

Labour pays respect to Margaret Thatcher

Written By: - Date published: 12:48 pm, April 9th, 2013 - 181 comments

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David SHEARER Labour Leader 09 April 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT Labour pays respect to Margaret Thatcher Labour is today paying its respects to the family, friends and colleagues of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who passed away overnight. “Baroness Thatcher was a passionate and formidable politician who loved her country. While I didn’t agree with […]

Labour’s three factions

Written By: - Date published: 2:41 pm, March 25th, 2013 - 346 comments

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It’s interesting how little understanding there is of the state and politics within the Parliamentary Labour Party. A lot of the coverage of Labour’s internal workings has tended to personalise the tension – it’s been focused on Shearer vs Cunliffe without any questions about what lies beneath.

ImperatorFish: David Shearer suspends rule-breaking Labour MP

Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, March 19th, 2013 - 113 comments

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Scott at Imperator Fish has kindly given us permission to syndicate posts from his blog – the original of this post is here.

Jones cleared

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 pm, March 12th, 2013 - 79 comments

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Well, cleared might be a slight exaggeration but he’s not going to have the police turn up on his doorstep and right now that’s good enough for a David Shearer who is worrying about the lack of brown faces in his top-team.

A Labour leader in Britain

Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, February 17th, 2013 - 49 comments

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I wasn’t initially impressed with Ed Miliband, but I am impressed with his success, and with his latest policies he’s re-establishing British Labour’s credentials on the left. What are the lessons for us in NZ?

Shearer confirmed

Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, February 4th, 2013 - 511 comments

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According to, Patrick Gower David Shearer has been confirmed in the leadership vote this morning.

Shearer Says

Written By: - Date published: 3:37 pm, February 1st, 2013 - 56 comments

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David Shearer’s weekly e-newsletter, this week – on the big year ahead.

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Brian Edwards on Shearer

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, January 30th, 2013 - 91 comments

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The macho posturing we’ve seen from David Shearer since conference never quite gelled with the Shearer I knew. I’d always thought of him as a nice guy out of his depth, so the public defaming of David Cunliffe and the ‘I’m in charge’ theatrics always jarred. Brian Edwards argues the confusion in the Shearer brand […]

Drive-by posting

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, January 23rd, 2013 - 248 comments

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A few passing comments on Bridges, Shearer, and Williams.

Shearer Says

Written By: - Date published: 11:46 am, December 20th, 2012 - 55 comments

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David Shearer’s weekly e-newsletter, this week – Merry Christmas!

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Shearer Says

Written By: - Date published: 9:21 am, December 14th, 2012 - 17 comments

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David Shearer’s weekly e-newsletter – on a year to remember.

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Shearer on fine form

Written By: - Date published: 4:46 pm, December 12th, 2012 - 148 comments

David Shearer was on fine form in this speech yesterday, rounding up the year with thanks to Parliament’s workers, greetings to the opposition “family”, a friendly dig at the Press Gallery, the year of “Partial Recall” and memory dot gone, and finally the serious business of holding the Nats to account on their appalling record. Good work.

Shearer Says

Written By: - Date published: 5:33 pm, December 7th, 2012 - 40 comments

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David Shearer’s weekly e-newsletter, this week on the Auckland tornado, and the emergency response.

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Two good polls for Labour and Shearer

Written By: - Date published: 6:07 pm, December 2nd, 2012 - 121 comments

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Individual polls are nothing to get too excited about, it is the trend over time that matters. That said, the TV1 and 3 News polls tonight were both good news for Labour and Shearer.

Shearer Says

Written By: - Date published: 3:24 pm, November 30th, 2012 - 161 comments

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David Shearer’s weekly e-newsletter, this week on “100% Pure”, climate change and our environmental reputation.

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Shearer Says

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, November 24th, 2012 - 129 comments

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David Shearer’s weekly e-newsletter, this week on Labour’s Conference, and leadership.

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Leadership meeting – the outcome

Written By: - Date published: 5:01 pm, November 20th, 2012 - 470 comments

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Shearer’s announcement is streaming live on 3 News at 5pm. Shearer has unanimous endorsement as leader. Cunliffe demoted, portfolios removed.

Shearer’s speech

Written By: - Date published: 12:50 pm, November 19th, 2012 - 9 comments

The Speech: Active Government

Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, November 18th, 2012 - 25 comments

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David Shearer’s speech to conference was everything that it needed to be – and more. The headlines will be about KiwiBuild, as they should be, it’s a stunning policy. But just as important for the future of the country is the strong commitment to active government.

KiwiBuild

Written By: - Date published: 1:13 pm, November 18th, 2012 - 212 comments

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100,000 new entry level homes. The biggest public building programme in over fifty years. Hope for young families and households. A massive boost to jobs and the economy.

This is a historic policy.

Shearer Says – on leadership

Written By: - Date published: 4:12 pm, November 13th, 2012 - 93 comments

It’s time to go

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, November 11th, 2012 - 170 comments

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Eddie is right.

David Shearer needs to step down.

Shearer Says

Written By: - Date published: 4:18 pm, November 9th, 2012 - 63 comments

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David Shearer’s weekly e-newsletter, this week on jobs and the Pike River report.

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Shearer Says

Written By: - Date published: 3:47 pm, November 2nd, 2012 - 79 comments

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David Shearer’s weekly e-newsletter, this week on the Spring Creek miners, Christchurch school closures, and people as a priority.
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The job ahead

Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, October 28th, 2012 - 179 comments

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The latest Roy Morgan poll bodes badly for Labour.

If they are to take the government benches in 2014 they need to get their house in order.

Shearer Says

Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, October 27th, 2012 - 12 comments

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David Shearer’s weekly e-newsletter, this week on Greymouth, jobs, and privatisation.
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Shearer Says

Written By: - Date published: 10:45 am, October 13th, 2012 - 18 comments

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David Shearer’s weekly e-newsletter, this week on Tiwai, jobs, and the manufacturing sector
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