Rob Salmond nails it. Bomber is going a bit nuts and demonstrating his grasp of reality in politics.
Last week’s developments around Internet MANA have caused much conversation on the left in New Zealand. Some of that conversation has been constructive, strategic, and forward-thinking. And then there is Bomber:
If the Greens are raiding to the Right by using their clever Carbon Tax to woo urban blue-greens, it would be stupid for Labour to double up on that. Better they focus on the missing million with a strong Labour brand than compete again with where the Greens are moving.
Because, after all, Team LGIM only needs to win another 10% of the population to have a majority, and there must be 10% of the population who are highly-attentive-blank-slate-Blue-Greens, right?
So what Goff, Hipkins, Mallard, Davis and Shearer are really saying is that if the difference is between changing the Government using a supply and confidence arrangement with Internet MANA or allowing John Key to remain as leader, they would let John Key win???
Yep, because what Labour MPs love more than anything else is writing minority reports and achieving none of their goals.
If I recall the Left Blogs vs ABCs score board looks like Left Blogs 2 – ABCs 0. Do you want to make it 3 – 0 lads?
You tell ’em, tigger.
All this, you understand, comes from the excellent starting point of wanting to replace the current government with a united, powerful left-bloc of Labour, the Greens, and Internat MANA. Yet the analysis is designed to split the left, not unify it; and the recommendations would help the left lose, not win. Top work.