Team Shearer (12)
David Shearer, Phil Goff, Annette King, Trevor Mallard, David Parker, Clayton Cosgrove, Damien O’Connor, Darien Fenton, Kris Fa’afoi, Ross Robertson, Maryan Street, Ruth Dyson.
The Young and The Restless (8)
Grant Robertson, Jacinda Ardern, Chris Hipkins, Phil Twyford, Clare Curran, Megan Woods, Ian Lees-Galloway, David Clark.
Cunliffe’s People (10)
David Cunliffe, Lianne Dalziel, Moana Mackey, Nanaia Mahuta, Louisa Wall, Sue Moroney, Rajen Prasad, Rino Tirikatene, Su’a William Sio, Raymond Huo,
Team Wavering (3)
Shane Jones, Carol Beaumont, Andrew Little
The intention had been to downgrade the Labour Party coup watch from High to Elevated post the Labour Party win in Ikaroa-Rawhiti, but the horrific political mismanagement of the farcical ‘man-ban’ and continuing internal polls suggesting a rupturing of support lead to the following conclusion: TDB will hold the high chance of a coup and is warning that a severe colour coded warning could occur within a moments notice.
The Labour Party need a leader who can articulate a vision that NZers will rally around and who isn’t cheer-led by David Farrar, Cameron Slater, Fran O’Sullivan and the NZ Herald editorial team. Labour need a Finance spokesperson who can provide a true left wing economic vision and a Deputy who can deal to the old guard faction who are holding Labour back.
There is much flux within Labour’s factions right now and my guess is that if there is a challenge towards Shearer, it will be more likely in the dead of Winter than the birth of Spring.
The Labour Party is like Game of Thrones but with far more violence and incest.
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