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UPDATE: OK, I take it back. Labour still needs advice.

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  Jenny Michie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

This isn’t about David Cunliffe himself. I’m talking about nuts and bolts organising, communication and respect for Labour’s members and supporters.

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And now for some good news

By   /  March 7, 2014  /  Jenny Michie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

There’s a lot of people offering David Cunliffe advice at the moment. Some are experienced political operatives; some are experienced political journalists and commentators; many more are self-styled PR ‘experts’. Frankly, given the last few months, it’s hard not to want to join in.

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Bill Maher on ‘new ideas’

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  Jenny Michie, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

He’s not for the politically correct or the squeamish and yes he is often offensive but I like Bill Maher a lot.

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What Labour dare not hope for

By   /  January 10, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Jenny Michie, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

At some point you have to ask, what on earth will hurt this government?

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Shhhhh….Labour’s candidates selected

By   /  December 21, 2013  /  Jenny Michie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

On September 13 David Cunliffe said on twitter that “the campaign for 2014 starts now”. Great. It needed to, and I know that around the country Labour Electorate Committees, inspired by the new leader, are working hard to reach to campaign fitness for next year. But even so I was a little surprised to hear […]

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Labour has found its voice, now it has to say something

By   /  November 15, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Jenny Michie, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Labour now has many thousands of voices – the Party needs to give them something to say

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Leo’s legacy

By   /  November 2, 2013  /  Jenny Michie, Labour Party, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

David Cunliffe’s advisors must be West Wing fans as they clearly took a page from the Aaron Sorkin notebook  – Season 7 Leo’s debate prep if you want to look it up. Cunliffe seriously lowered expectations on Friday night with a lack lustre 10 minute speech that wandered aimlessly around awkward metaphors, mispronouncing both Maori and the […]

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Where danger lurks

By   /  October 18, 2013  /  Jenny Michie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

It’s now up to Labour to set the agenda and look like a government in waiting. And setting the agenda means knowing as far as possible what’s coming up. If I were them I’d be having a serious look at what Private Members’ Bills are lurking in the ballot box – both Labour and Green. Cunliffe campaigned primarily on jobs, housing and power prices and that’s where he should stay.

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Rating Labour’s Coms since Cunliffe’s win

By   /  October 4, 2013  /  Jenny Michie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

It’s a long held truism that opposition parties don’t win elections, governments lose them. So is it possible that the ascendancy of David Cunliffe could flip that ancient political wisdom on its head?

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About Jenny Michie

By   /  October 3, 2013  /  Bloggers, Jenny Michie  /  Comments Off on About Jenny Michie

About Jenny Mitchie… Jenny has been an activist in the Labour movement for 20 years. She cut her teeth as an organizer for the EPMU where she was instrumental in the 1998 ‘Mad Max’ Bradford campaign against selling holidays – the first win for the union movement since the introduction of the Employment Contracts Act in 1991.

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