On moving to the centre

If I had a dollar for every opinion thinkpiece I have ever read about where on the political spectrum the New Zealand Labour Party should position itself, I’d be richer than Croesus. Even richer than Colin Craig’s lawyers.

Ten questions for David Cunliffe

Try as he might, Labour’s new leader just can’t shake off those questions about his background. When one looks at his CV, what’s most noticeable is not what it says, but what’s missing. Is David Cunliffe being up-front with the people of New Zealand about his past?


David Cunliffe is settling into his work as Leader of the Opposition, and yesterday revealed a reshuffled caucus lineup. In doing so he displayed mercy towards his defeated enemies. Just like a certain famous Roman.

A call for unity

As we await the results of Labour’s leadership contest, the one thing the party needs more than anything is unity, and an end to divisions and dissension. Whoever wins, party members have to get behind the new leader and support them one hundred percent. Unless David Cunliffe loses.