Quote of the day:
“Let’s face it, the Labour Party can’t even run a conference, how on earth could they run the country?
“What they’re demonstrating is they just fundamentally do not like each other and it’s no great surprise that a lot of New Zealanders don’t like what they are doing,” he said. John Key.
The polls show a Labour/Green/New Zealand First/Maori Party/Mana coalition with a similar number of seats as National and its potential coalition partners.
But the public usually waits for a party to perform well in opposition before it’s trusted in government.
Labour has been overshadowed by the Green Party and NZ First in opposition. Now it’s disunity is on display, and will continue to be so at least until February, it’s shown it can’t even run itself.
“I always treat whoever the leader of the opposition is with respect … but the simple bottom line is if you go and have a party which is going to be internally consumed, which will be the case whoever wins, in the end it’s a really bad news story for Labour.
“The only winner out of this will be [Greens leader] Russel Norman.”
It certainly won’t be New Zealand which deserves politicians who put their energies into serving their constituents rather than mismanaging themselves.