Inventory 2 at Keeping Stock more than justified the cost of buying last week’s Listener with the mirth he got at Labour’s expense, concluding here with irony from Labour MPs VII.
What struck me from reading the story was the admission from party president Andrew Little that membership has crashed to below 10,000, down from almost 50,000 in 2005.
Even if that doesn’t include unions, that is still a very small number of people paying a subscription to what is supposed to be a major party.
That is very good news for National and its allies.
It is especially good for the Maori Party which is supposed to be a minor party but claims a similar level of membership to Labour.
It is very bad for democracy which requires participation and involvement.
Democracy is supposed to be of, for and by the people not a few idealogs.
The Listener story is previewed here.
Maybe Inventory 2 could claim commission from the Listener because Kiwiblog admits it was reading snippets at Keeping Stock which prompted him to buy a copy. He gives a summary of the story here.