So who’s to blame for Shearer’s failure? An Imperator Fish exclusive

David Shearer has appeared on TVNZ’s Q&A programme to explain what went wrong with his leadership of Labour. It is clear that someone is to blame for what went wrong, but who is it? In this Imperator Fish exclusive we can finally reveal the identity of the saboteur.

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A new chief of staff

Yet more advice for David Shearer There are more changes in David Shearer’s leadership team, after chief of staff Alastair Cameron resigned. Cameron held the role for about a year, and it is unclear why he departed. But Shearer is understood to be after someone who is a good political operator, rather than a mere…

A short statement from David Shearer

Over the last few weeks there have been a number of questions raised about my leadership, and about the state of the Labour Party. This has been a huge distraction for us. People want us to be focusing on the issues that matter, not on internal politics. I agree that with hindsight we could have…

David Shearer suspends rule-breaking Labour MP

Labour Party leader David Shearer has moved quickly to discipline one of his MPs for failing to declare a pecuniary interest. “I expect high standards from my MPs” said Shearer, as he announced that MP David Shearer would be stood down from all duties. The suspension arose after the MP today admitted failing to declare…

The Post I Never Posted

I spent hours and hours writing a blogpost attacking Labour’s various failings, and explaining why the February caucus vote would be a defeat for David Shearer, no matter how it went. I concluded in my post that the party was doomed under its current leader, that just about everything everyone had said on The Standard…