Cartoon of the year from New Zealand’s best cartoonist, Garrick Tremain:
Phil Goff was blamed for most of Labour’s problems but he was handicapped from the start by the legacy of the Clark years and her resignation on election night.
Goff delayed the announcement of his resignation by days and it won’t take effect for a couple of weeks but his successor will be in just as difficult a position as he was.
It will take a lot more than a new leader to get the party going anywhere and a lot more to get it going somewhere that members and voters want to go.
P.S. Tremain isn’t part of the VRWC.
Those of us fortunate enough to see his regular contributions in the ODT know he casts his pen and his wit across the political spectrum.
You’ll find his cartoons, paintings and books on his website.