Labour Party Conference 2013 – first impressions

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Actual Scene at the 2013 Labour Party Conference

Just landed in Christchurch. It’s always brisk, I like that about Christchurch. The airport is a rabbit warren, I’m surprised I managed to find my way out.

The venue for the Labour conference is impressive. The Wigram Air Force Museum is beautiful, very large and its large spaces allows for the echoing buzz.

And what an echoing buzz. I know when things are good for Labour because I can’t recognize about 2/3rds of the people here. It is younger than I have ever seen and far more ambitious. Labour is a Party with momentum.

Sadly that momentum isn’t being translated into leadership. I was genuinely surprised Labour did not set the agenda for this conference at the Thursday presser yesterday. There, Cunliffe could have told the media that the conference is about, ‘Jobs, regional economic development and an active Government prepared to step in between its citizens and the ravages of inequality caused by a venal free market’. But they didn’t decide to do that and so left a large vacuum, this lack of direction has allowed the media to fill the vacuum with their narrative and their narrative is that the crazy lefty members who helped Cunliffe get elected want to establish a Marxist State with a bevy of politically correct policies to socially engineer a utopian Homosexual atheist Communist bloc that will lobby for the castration of all white males.

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Yawn. If only. The policy aspirations of the Labour Party rank and file is a legitimate part of the democratic process, denigrating that to insert a corporate news narrative structure is predictable and dull.

The Conference has real energy, real passion and a real chance of becoming the next Government, all Labour now have to do is surround the man who wants to be king with the strategists who can help him become king.

Still waiting for Patrick Gower to breathlessly tell the county that David Cunliffe is launching a coup against himself.

Will blog more after the opening speech.

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  1. ” Actual Scene at the 2013 Labour Party Conference ”

    Looks more like a half price flag sale at The Warehouse .

    And as for castrating white males ? Speak for yourself thanks . I like my balls . They give me something to nurture . Two wee pets . Like round wrinkly mice in in an old pair of knickers . Besides , we Horrible White Men have bitter , angry , emasculating New Zealand women to do that job . paula bennett , judith collins , hekia parata , anne tolly , kate wilkinson , maggie barry ( WTF ? ) etc .

    All Labour has to do is represent the Truth and I’m hugely skeptical that , that’s likely to happen .

    After watching Russell Brand I’m inclined to think they are all in fact complete cunts .

    You probably don’t want this to be posted . I understand .

  2. Well you are right about one thing Martyn. The Christchurch airport is a nightmare. It wins ugly building of the decade, and rabbit warren of the year. They spent millions on it and it looks a like 6 individual huge henhouses slapped together. And talking about hen houses, a couple of weeks ago over at ‘The Standard’ they were crowning from the roof like demented chooks of steroids, now more settled. In fact one of them estimated likely change of Government only 50%.
    Cunliffe for King well we can live without that if its ok by you. Within his strident yelping and bleeding red and then the ludicrous quota system, there is plenty of ammunition to scare the middle so far from him, and soon . And there is a difference between greed and aspiration, you can link then but it doesn’t wash

    • Ha. I’m pretty sure the post I saw in The Standard about Labour’s 50% chance of becoming government was by LolitasBrother. Maybe there are two of you, but the misuse of English suggests otherwise.

  3. “But they didn’t decide to do that and so left a large vacuum, this lack of direction has allowed the media to fill the vacuum with their narrative and their narrative is that the crazy lefty members who helped Cunliffe get elected want to establish a Marxist State with a bevy of politically correct policies to socially engineer a utopian Homosexual atheist Communist bloc that will lobby for the castration of all white males.”

    The mainstream media are not interested in reporting much on policies, they love to rather find out who is friendly with whom, and who may be flirting with whomsoever.

    Maybe some are speculating whether David Cunliffe has had an “affair”?

    I will wait and see what will be reported later today, being Sunday, as by then some clearer picture will show what Labour has decided to pursue in the way of policies. I also expect there may be a major announcement by Cunliffe, when he is likely to speak.

    What worries me, after having looked at the draft “Labour Policy Platform”, is the fact, that they are hardly mentioning social security policies, and that the bits that are printed in the document are quite ambiguous or vague.

    So there seems to be NO real agenda by Labour to reverse the most hideous welfare reforms that were brought in by National since 2010, being the ones like Future Focus and now the plans to urge or push sick and disabled into forms of work on the open job market.

    It is distressing to note this, as I and so many others had expected a clearer commitment from Labour.

    • This. I was really disappointed that social security was conspicuously absent during the leadership battle, myself. Makes me wonder if they’re just going to leave it to follow the Nats’ policy of pushing disabled and struggling people onto the streets. They won’t be getting my vote unless they make a firm commitment to that sector.

  4. Yawn, if only the Labour party would lobby for the castration of all white males? You should step up to the plate then or has it already been done?

    • I’m beginning to wonder if Stephen’s soubriquet is a cover for Steven Joyce- substituting “v” for “ph” would be enough to fool us leftie idiots.
      This would explain the bitterness of a balding white male who feels castrated by being known by a girl’s name.
      (N.B. Facetious not factual post, as I hope Stephen’s was.)

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