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Labour Organising

Written By: - Date published: 10:09 am, September 14th, 2016 - 39 comments


From the UK. Organising 101.

Labour’s Auckland Push

Written By: - Date published: 10:51 am, August 30th, 2016 - 57 comments

Matt McCarten

Matt McCarten is to head a new Labour party office in Auckland. The party is going to take to fight to National in the city that decides the election. Yet another bold step from Andrew Little, who is looking more and more like the next PM.

Stick a Fork in Him, He’s Dunne

Written By: - Date published: 6:57 pm, June 1st, 2016 - 140 comments


The Labour/Greens electoral pact spells the end of the line for Parliament’s most self serving MP, Peter Dunne. National have a choice to make; stand down in Ohariu or stab him in the back. And then there’s the equally supine Maori party.  Te Ururoa Flavell’s hold on his seat is also shaky. No Flavell, no Maori Party.

No Mates National. The Brighter Future just arrived!

Welsh Assembly.

Written By: - Date published: 11:12 am, May 12th, 2016 - 20 comments


A post to illustrate how fixed term parliaments work…off the back of some really woeful reportage.

In the Home of Labour

Written By: - Date published: 5:59 pm, April 25th, 2016 - 48 comments


Still out of touch and running out of time.

Can We Trust Winston Peters?

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, March 20th, 2016 - 139 comments


Recent polling makes it clear that neither National or Labour can win power without the support of NZ First. So should the left be worried that Winston Peters will take his party back over to the blue team?

The Gun Club

Written By: - Date published: 2:34 pm, March 11th, 2016 - 172 comments

smoking barrell

In the wake of the shooting of four police officers in Kawerau, it’s time NZ had a cold, hard look at our gun culture. We need an inquiry that addresses both legal and illegal gun ownership. But there’s a related matter that also needs looking at …

Ratana – LIVE

Written By: - Date published: 3:05 pm, January 24th, 2016 - 46 comments


Te Reo Putake is live blogging the visits of politicians to Rātana pā during the weekend celebration of the life of church founder Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana. The shadow of the TPPA hangs over the weekend; how will our political leaders address this latest attack on Te Tiriti o Waitangi?

Little: Labour to Defy TPPA

Written By: - Date published: 8:58 am, January 8th, 2016 - 715 comments

andrew little

Labour Leader Andrew Little has announced that the next Labour led Government will defy the TPPA’s attack on our sovereignty. Good on Labour – that’s the leadership we need.

The Tide is High

Written By: - Date published: 6:39 pm, November 15th, 2015 - 91 comments

John Key Deep dreaming

I’m pleased about the Roy Morgan result. The last RWC was worth 2-3% in the polls to National.  This RWC … nothing.  And in the days since that poll, John Key has overseen an astonishing attack on the women of Parliament. I think we’ve reached Peak Key.

Have a Drink Hoss!

Written By: - Date published: 10:26 am, October 21st, 2015 - 55 comments


So, by my understanding, in ‘three party’* Canada, the New Democratic Party sought the center and nosedived. Simultaneously, the Liberals moved left and soared. In ‘two party’ England and Wales, Labour sought the center and bumbled and scraped the ground looking for lift off. Meanwhile, in the very same election in ‘three party’ Scotland where […]

The Attack

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, September 15th, 2015 - 52 comments

Black Mirror

And they’re off!

Win or Lose: This is Labour

Written By: - Date published: 3:27 pm, August 7th, 2015 - 199 comments


Some people have suggested that the more progressive parliamentary elements of the left are done and dusted. I’m not so sure…

The Future of…Jobs?

Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, August 1st, 2015 - 78 comments

Shiny happy high tech

A relevant and real “Future of Work Commission” needs to be centred on building creativity, increasing collectivity, dealing with climate change and achieving fossil fuel transition.

Labouring it.

Written By: - Date published: 6:13 pm, July 19th, 2015 - 179 comments


With overall confidence dropping and Labour being all over the headlines for the past week, Labour’s support…

TV One Colmar Brunton Poll

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 pm, July 19th, 2015 - 119 comments


The latest One News Colmar Brunton poll is out. National drop one to 47%, Labour gain that point to lift to 32% , the Greens rise to 13% and NZ First are steady on 7 %. Consumer confidence plummets 9% points to just 36%.

An open letter to Andrew Little

Written By: - Date published: 6:08 pm, June 26th, 2015 - 432 comments

Andrew Little

A respectful open letter to Andrew Little with suggestions for how to win the next election!

Labour. Horse. Water.

Written By: - Date published: 5:45 pm, June 11th, 2015 - 97 comments

clear enough

Sometimes…often…I just can’t get my head around people who make obvious and simple things kinda difficult and fraught.

In Praise of Key

Written By: - Date published: 3:22 pm, May 27th, 2015 - 331 comments

key victory

Hardly a comprehensive take, but in the interest of stating some obvious stuff…

Dear NZ Labour. Listen up.

Written By: - Date published: 12:06 pm, May 12th, 2015 - 48 comments


For the sake of reference – Nye Bevan was a Labour mp and the architect of the British NHS. Michael Sheen’s  speech was a defense of that institution, but the underpinning message is, well…

Fear, Loathing and Denial.

Written By: - Date published: 2:20 pm, May 10th, 2015 - 49 comments


There’s a major and rather obvious contributory factor to UK Labour’s failure in the UK general election that doesn’t seem to have drawn any comment. Until now…

Miliband:Dangerous Muppet?

Written By: - Date published: 12:58 pm, May 3rd, 2015 - 40 comments


Is Ed Miliband fighting democracy? Well…


Written By: - Date published: 11:26 am, May 1st, 2015 - 41 comments


A snippet on Labour’s prospects in Scotland.

A Very British Jamboree

Written By: - Date published: 12:22 pm, April 18th, 2015 - 33 comments


Is Thatcherism finally to be laid to rest?

On Navel Gazing and Looking Out.

Written By: - Date published: 2:38 pm, October 6th, 2014 - 63 comments

navel gazing

As the NZ Labour Party stands on the cusp of some soul searching, it might want to note that there are alternatives to pointless navel gazing.

The Monkeywrench

Written By: - Date published: 2:01 pm, September 29th, 2014 - 75 comments


Some thoughts from a different angle on ‘what went wrong’, or maybe just saying stuff along the lines of what plenty of other people are thinking

Note to Media – check your facts.

Written By: - Date published: 12:55 pm, January 29th, 2014 - 202 comments

john key trust me

Sometimes I despair for our media. I mean, the latest parroting of Key’s line on Best Start is the stuff of black comedy. Apparently Key’s claiming David Cunliffe misled people about eligibility because they don’t get the payment while they also get paid parental leave. And the media are trumpeting it all over the place. […]

A little exploration?

Written By: - Date published: 12:22 pm, January 23rd, 2014 - 23 comments

No deep sea oil drilling

On the pipers, the dancers and the great unwashed.

David Cunliffe on the State of the Nation

Written By: - Date published: 4:11 pm, January 22nd, 2014 - 185 comments

David Cunliffe

Following your great response to Micky’s recent post David Cunliffe has got in touch about your comments, his policy, and his big speech on Monday.

Some gentle advice for Labour peeps

Written By: - Date published: 10:08 pm, August 27th, 2013 - 58 comments

Labour logo square

The contest for the leadership of the Labour party heralds a new era of democracy for the Labour party, and for New Zealand, and people are quite rightly excited about it.

As I’ve said before, this is a great opportunity to bring unity to the party and to get a head-start on the election campaign.

Do Not Press!

Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, November 20th, 2012 - 51 comments


Funny thing about winnning the war is that it can take a bit of time to sink in.

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