Take away the spades

I have never voted Labour and pigs will be flying in a frozen hell before I ever contemplate doing so.

But I have friends and family who do and our political views are merely differences of opinion that never intrude on our relationships.

For their sakes I’m reminding the Labour Party that when you’re in a hole you should stop digging.

Darien Fenton’s attack on Sir Peter Leitch was vindictive and stupid. Louisa Wall’s attempt to explain makes matters worse.

Someone who cares about Labour should take away all the spades before the hole gets any deeper.

10 Responses to Take away the spades

  1. Neil says:

    Like you Ele I have never voted Labour but some of my closest Local Government friends were strong Labour. We teased each other about our beliefs usually ending up with lots of laughs and leaving still good friends.
    To hear Loisa Wall say “That personal is political” is just diabolical.People round the world relate to personal friendships,political beliefs count for little. Family and personal life is far important than all the “isms”. Been to places like Cuba,China,Mongolia,the old USSR, Iran etc and people are interested in family life not doctrines.
    Darien Fenton and Louisa Wall remind me of Rip Van Winkle who woke up after sleeping for 30 years.
    Labour seems to be trapped in the sewer left behind from Aunty Helen and Michael Cullen.Just remember Mike Williams going to Australia to trying to dig up dirt on John Key.

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  2. Inventory2 says:

    Agree wholeheartedly Ele and Neil. Louisa wall says that Peter Leitch is no longer a working class champion. I would respectfully suggest that she’s got it completely wrong; it’s the Labour Party that no longer champions the working man. They’ve been so hijacked by the social engineering ideology and agenda of the “gaggle of gays and self-serving unionists” that Labour have completely forgotten their roots.

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  3. Peter says:

    Hang on Inventory2, Labour has had its ground stolen by National. A lot of those bad Labour people are now supporters of National. And have probably moved up into the organisation. The actions of National would suggest that National has been hijacked. Quite frankly, the policies and actions of National in practice, fail to measure up to the core founding principles. The core principles should be the template for policy. It is alarming that so many in your party are comfortable with what has been visited on this country by National.

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  4. Sally says:

    “Labour seems to be trapped in the sewer left behind from Aunty Helen and Michael Cullen.”

    Key was more than happy to OK Clark for the UN and Cullen in replacing Bolger as chair of NZ Post. Key, couldn’t have thought they came from the sewer. But then it takes one of the same ilk to recognise another!

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  5. Neil says:

    Sally, you sound like Darien Fenton and Louisa Wall.!!
    Keep up the positive work.

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  6. Colin McIntyre says:

    Neil,probably the most pertinent question you raise is,do you approve of the appointment of Clark and Cullen to their respective positions?

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  7. Neil says:

    Yes. They are both more competent people than you and I. Your opposition is based on personality dislike- probably mine too !!

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  8. homepaddock says:

    Sally – it is normal practice for the government to take a non-partisan approach to overseas appointments like the UN. Like her or not, Clark does have the credentials for the job.

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  9. Colin McIntyre says:

    Neil & Homepaddock—Your answers to the two posts cause me a great deal of anxiety.

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  10. Peter says:

    The best thing about clark working for the UN is that she is on the other side of the world, but I do fear for the people. Quite possibly clark is a closet member of the national party, but cannot disclose it. Certainly she’d feel right at home there. Many times, I suspect key has sought her advice on policy.

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