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.