Remember that time Labour identity politics activists tried to expel Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor

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Remember the young labour party identity politics activists who signed a letter to expel Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor from Waitangi Day at the beginning of this year?

Remember the young labour party identity politics activists who signed a letter to expel Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor from Waitangi Day at the beginning of this year?

Remember how Willie and Greg were the worst human beings in the world and must be purged?

Remember how pure temple fanaticism by these activists almost tore a hole in the big tent strategy Andrew Little and Matt McCarten built?

Greg ended up winning Ohariu and ended United Future preventing National from regaining power while Willie Jackson as Maori Campaign Manager won all 7 electorates back and boosted the Labour party vote in each and every Maori electorate.

Without Greg and Willie, Labour wouldn’t be anywhere near as close to ending the National Party as they are now.

When will those identity politics activists be apologising I wonder? Or are their middle class philosophical schisms more important than beating National?

I suspect the latter.


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  1. Richard Christie says:


    Any half decent Labour candidate would have performed as well if not better than O’Connor.

    He remains a bigot.

  2. […] argument that had identity politics activists calling for Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor, the 2 Labour candidates who gained huge numbers for Labour, to be expelled at the beginning of this […]

  3. Nitrium Nitrium says:

    I, for one, won’t be apologising for finding Greg O’Connor a reprehensible person. His continual championing of police brutality, car chases, shootings, all while strongly advocating arming police to the teeth so they can do even more of all of that is simply inexcusable. It speaks to his character, and what he represents.
    Ditto with Willie and “roast busters”, although at least he eventually apologised for that.

    • The Daily Blog Martyn says:

      Thank you for proving my point

      • Nitrium Nitrium says:

        I’m assuming you think someone like Greg is somehow a net positive for Labour since he flushed away Peter Dunne? Voting for the “lesser of two evils” is still a vote for evil. While, I did end up voting for Labour, I swallowed a little bit of sick when I ticked the box.

        • Sam Sam says:

          Comments like these is why I hate paper comparisons. You have to asses each in the tasks they set out to do. Peter Dunne was anti cannabis and pro synthetics. And it’s killing people. Literally fucking killing people. That’s evil.

          And O’Connor took the cannabis debate to the people of Ohariu and won the debate you muppet. That’s not evil.

  4. Sam Sam says:

    Apparently identity politics is all about muh feels now. And this thing called Aunty politics that sounds hands off’e, like some sort of reassuring over compensation by saying – oh, that’s ok, winning isn’t everything – and I’m like guys, if you replace your targets of interest with monkeys even they will illicit the same responses.

    We have to be smarter than that. National got out of the small business game ages ago by pumping immigration. Labour tried to woe small business under Andrew Little and failed because patriarchy. That just leaves The Greens with no one to execute there Green energy fund because NZ1st is all about big infrastructure projects now.

    • CLEANGREEN says:

      Yes I want National out NOW quick smart as NZ cannot afford any more sellig off of our state owned assets, or “icon’ industries any more else nothing will be left for the future generations.

      “Honesty begins at home”

      Something National never learned.

      • Sam Sam says:

        Fair enough. Personally I’d like to see more crown intervention in the property and health sector and jobs will follow on. Naturally.

  5. Patricia Bremner says:

    Bloody white anters, take a hike.
    A great number don’t agree with your narrow view of the world. Labour NZfirst and the Greens vary widely. but the thing is we care about people. If you care more about being politically correct, then you have missed the point.
    Greg represented his police members, but since leaving he has renounced many of their favoured positions.
    Willie has apologised, worked really hard in the field and shown his worth. What have you done for others?? Or is it easier to hide behind a fake name and throw vitriol??

  6. Jeff Foley Jeff Foley says:

    “…I suspect the latter.”
    So do I.