Written By: - Date published: 9:09 am, April 15th, 2017 - 54 comments
Big turnouts for Labour meetings. Some commentators just can’t quite get to grips with how well the new leadership team is working.
Written By: - Date published: 9:46 am, April 13th, 2017 - 62 comments
Andrew Little questioned the actions of this government, as he should, and has fronted up and taken personal responsibility for offense taken by other parties, as he should. He has endured a costly and draining leagal process with a result widely hailed as a victory for democracy. But apparently that isn’t enough, so here we go again.
Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, April 12th, 2017 - 109 comments
The defamation case against Andrew Little has been an unwelcome distraction while he should have been free to do his job as leader of the largest opposition party. The consensus is that the process delivered a qualified win for Little, and a clear win for democracy.
Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, April 8th, 2017 - 56 comments
Unlike the Australian and United Kingdom Governments’ response to the American attack has been muted and confused. Is this just the nature of anything that Bill English says or is it an attempt to assess public opinion before responding?
Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, March 27th, 2017 - 51 comments
John Key has claimed that the transfer of power from himself to Bill English was flawless and designed to ensure continuation of National’s rule. Based on the last couple of opinion poll results he should reconsider his optimism.
Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, March 11th, 2017 - 84 comments
A good interview with Andrew Little on The Nation. Among the many topics covered, Little stated that all pledges can be funded without raising taxes.
Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, March 3rd, 2017 - 87 comments
Helen Clark wrote the book on MMP coalition government, shoring up alliances on the left and the right. Looks like Andrew Little has read the book. Labour + Green + NZF = government.
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, March 2nd, 2017 - 72 comments
The (presumed) move to Jacinda Ardern as deputy leader has been very well received.
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, February 26th, 2017 - 99 comments
The media have responded to the Mt Albert by election result by raising the prospect of Jacinda Ardern becoming deputy leader of the Labour Party.
Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, February 22nd, 2017 - 329 comments
What if we based our politics on relationships not power?
Written By: - Date published: 1:28 pm, February 17th, 2017 - 97 comments
Andrew Little’s announcement yesterday in Gisborne of Labour’s pledge of up to $20million to build a prefabricated timber plant there is a much-needed boost to the area and a sign that Labour’s 100,000 new house pledge first made by David Shearer in 2012 has legs.
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, February 8th, 2017 - 30 comments
The Government is finally moving to adopt Labour policy and loosen requirements for the use of medicinal cannabis.
Written By: - Date published: 1:46 pm, February 1st, 2017 - 46 comments
Labour is serious about regional development. It is proposing a 10 year $200m package of regional initiatives. The first of these was just announced in Dunedin.
Written By: - Date published: 8:14 am, January 30th, 2017 - 33 comments
Yesterday’s joint Labour Green state of the nation event was effectively a campaign launch for the 2017 election. And it went well.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 21st, 2017 - 105 comments
I want justice for the families of the worst workplace tragedy in decades. If New Zealanders choose to change the Government this year, Pike will be a priority in my first hundred days as Prime Minister.
Written By: - Date published: 12:48 pm, December 13th, 2016 - 205 comments
Andrew Little talks about what a Bill English leadership may look like. John Key promised to lift up the underclass, to fix the housing crisis, and to close the wage gap with Australia but failed. Will English be the same?
Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, December 3rd, 2016 - 128 comments
As the confused media pile-on to Labour continues, it’s good to hear that the party is planning to stick to the high road.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, December 2nd, 2016 - 264 comments
According some Legget guy that no one has ever heard of, Labour is moving “too far to the left”. Andrew Little responds, in the kind of unguarded human moment that we seldom see from our politicians.
Written By: - Date published: 3:28 pm, November 29th, 2016 - 92 comments
Today is the 81st anniversary of the election of the first Labour Government. Reprint of a post from Andrew Little to mark the occasion.
Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, November 20th, 2016 - 81 comments
Yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of the Pike River disaster. Here is a statement released by Andrew Little urging that the mine not be sealed and the deaths of the miners be investigated and their bodies brought home.