A journalist covering his first Labour Party conference said it was a revelation.
It wasn’t so much a party as a gathering of factions – women, rainbow, unions . . .
That was several years ago but the events of the past week show it has got no better and that, at least for some members, loyalty to the faction is stronger than loyalty to the party.
That’s a recipe for disunity and John Key points out what that means:
“They fundamentally do not like each other, they fundamentally do not trust each other.”
If they neither like nor trust each other, why would voters like or trust them?