Now, forget the bloody leadership crap and get on with what really counts—being a Government in waiting, developing policies that will make a difference. It’s a pity it took so long, but finally Mr Shearer has delivered in his major address at the Labour Party Conference today.
I was almost at a point where I was going to flag away any chances of my supporting the party at the next elections. Mr Shearer’s timely announcement and speech gave me reason to hope again. Without hope, there is no direction, just the fuzzy sad ‘do nothing’ approach of the present Government.
If there must be a leadership vote, have the damn thing now and be done with it. I am sick of the speculation and the manoeuvrings that the wannabes and their cohorts are involved in. OK, it is typical of all political parties, so I guess I have to accept that, but get it over so Mr Shearer can focus and come up (with the support of his Party) more policies that will lift New Zealand from the boring and sad mire we are in now.
Well done Mr Shearer. To the other David, you too are needed now, in this shadow Government of hope.