Andrew Little’s woeful handling of the Willie Jackson affair has his Party in open revolt, leaving Labour’s chances of winning the next election as minimal. Here is Kiwiblog on the current state of Labour under the heading ‘The Rebellion Spreads’
No open revolt? He [Andrew Little] has caucus members hiring PR firms to help them campaign against his decision. Let’s look at who he has put offside with this:
1. His caucus for promising Jackson a higher list ranking than them
2. The party’s NZ Council for bypassing them
3. The women’s wing for Jackson’s comments on Roastbusters
4. The Maori wing for trying to push Peeni Henare out of his seat
5. The GLTBI wing for Jackson’s comments on homosexuality
6. The youth wing for Jackson’s comments on eveything
7. The teacher unions for Jackson’s support for charter schools
8. The candidates in National held seats who see someone who only joined the party a week ago promised a higher spot than them
9. His own former campaign manager
She has been a member of the New Labour Party/Alliance, the Green Party and was leader of the Internet Party, which was bankrolled by internet mogul Kim Dotcom and entered an alliance with the Mana Party at the 2014 election. That was a failure - Internet-Mana gained only 1.4 per cent of the vote.
There is a growing disquiet in the country that the Treaty of Waitangi gravy train has gone too far. National promised to finalise the ToW process but in fact has accelerated the race based privilege of iwi elites to the point where it either takes over the country completely with the new power sharing constitution or is de-railed forever.
With Labour and the Greens both pushing for more iwi control, Winston and NZ First stand alone against the tide of increased racial separatism. I suspect National will secretly be hoping to have NZ First as a partner to help it out of the hole it has dug itself into through giving in to the Maori Party. This has lost it a considerable amount of support among National’s traditional voters. These votes will not be transferred to the Greens or Labour. If National wants to win them back in the future it needs to be working with NZ First after 23rd September.