90% of Labour’s MPs are hardworking, principled, and bloody good at what they do. Cunliffe, Fenton, Parker, Nash, Moroney, Ardern, King, O’Connor, Shearer, Twyford, Davis, Mahuta. The list goes on. It’s the quality of these people and what they believe in that makes me support Labour. A pity, then, that loudmouths like Clare Curran taint their public image.
Here’s Curran complaining about the Greens trying to win the same votes as Labour:
And on another note, re white-anting; the attempts by the Greens to encroach on Labour territory is also happening in Australia.
Wake up, Clare. The Greens aren’t stealing Labour’s ground. It’s the opposite. Labour’s tax policy looks pretty much like what the Greens have been calling for since it was founded. Labour’s transport policy is moving towards the Greens’. The fact is, the Greens have been right all along, and it’s a great thing that the political centre and the party of the centre-Left are moving towards it.
The Greens aren’t Labour’s opponents; they’re its vanguard.
The worst thing, though, is the arrogance of this first-termer:
Hard to believe she’s meant to be a PR expert.
Like I say, I don’t think a couple of bad apples spoil the Labour barrel any more than a couple of bad MPs make the Greens a bad party or a couple of good ones change the fact that National is a force for elitism and incompetence. But it would be welcome if the likes of Curran developed some humility. She has some great local issues, like Kiwirail, and some people in real need in her electorate. She should concentrate on getting those things right and drop the intemperate online comments.