Monday, November 19, 2012

Tweet(s) of the Day - 19 November 2012

Claire Trevett from the NZ Herald has tweeted thus:


That's prompted a response from David "Happy Feet" Farrar:


Lastly, Patrick Gower from 3News has also tweeted that he has contacted EVERY Labour MP today; have a read of his opinion-piece here to see how he reckons the numbers stack up at the moment.

However the numbers stack up (and Gower reckons they are pretty tight, at least under Labour's new 40% rule), the Labour caucus is far from united. Regardless of anyone's political affiliations, having an opposition that is fighting among itself and not the Government is far from an ideal situation.


Camp Shearer is now claiming it is in the ascendancy in the battle for the Labour leadership.
Camp Cunliffe appears to be weakening.
At the weekend my colleague Brook Sabin and I approached every Labour MP to find out their position - and this is how the numbers stack up.
Now remember it is all about a February vote set down in Labour's constitution, where if 40 percent of the MPs - that's 14 - refuse to endorse David Shearer, then a leadership contest is triggered.
That contest would be under new rules and the entire party - grassroots members and unions - would get a say, rather than just MPs as it is now.
So the math is simple - if Cunliffe can get a total of 14 MPs (including himself of course) to refuse to endorse Shearer - he forces a leadership contest.
Shearer meanwhile needs to get 21 MPs (including himself) to see off a leadership contest.
Refusing to endorse Shearer: Camp Cunliffe potentials


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe--how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CcM2utUD

Camp Shearer is now claiming it is in the ascendancy in the battle for the Labour leadership.
Camp Cunliffe appears to be weakening.
At the weekend my colleague Brook Sabin and I approached every Labour MP to find out their position - and this is how the numbers stack up.
Now remember it is all about a February vote set down in Labour's constitution, where if 40 percent of the MPs - that's 14 - refuse to endorse David Shearer, then a leadership contest is triggered.
That contest would be under new rules and the entire party - grassroots members and unions - would get a say, rather than just MPs as it is now.
So the math is simple - if Cunliffe can get a total of 14 MPs (including himself of course) to refuse to endorse Shearer - he forces a leadership contest.
Shearer meanwhile needs to get 21 MPs (including himself) to see off a leadership contest.
Refusing to endorse Shearer: Camp Cunliffe potentials


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe--how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CcM2utUD
Camp Shearer is now claiming it is in the ascendancy in the battle for the Labour leadership.
Camp Cunliffe appears to be weakening.
At the weekend my colleague Brook Sabin and I approached every Labour MP to find out their position - and this is how the numbers stack up.
Now remember it is all about a February vote set down in Labour's constitution, where if 40 percent of the MPs - that's 14 - refuse to endorse David Shearer, then a leadership contest is triggered.
That contest would be under new rules and the entire party - grassroots members and unions - would get a say, rather than just MPs as it is now.
So the math is simple - if Cunliffe can get a total of 14 MPs (including himself of course) to refuse to endorse Shearer - he forces a leadership contest.
Shearer meanwhile needs to get 21 MPs (including himself) to see off a leadership contest.
Refusing to endorse Shearer: Camp Cunliffe potentials


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe--how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CcM2utUD


Opinion by Political Reporter Patrick Gower
Camp Shearer is now claiming it is in the ascendancy in the battle for the Labour leadership.
Camp Cunliffe appears to be weakening.
At the weekend my colleague Brook Sabin and I approached every Labour MP to find out their position - and this is how the numbers stack up.
Now remember it is all about a February vote set down in Labour's constitution, where if 40 percent of the MPs - that's 14 - refuse to endorse David Shearer, then a leadership contest is triggered.
That contest would be under new rules and the entire party - grassroots members and unions - would get a say, rather than just MPs as it is now.
So the math is simple - if Cunliffe can get a total of 14 MPs (including himself of course) to refuse to endorse Shearer - he forces a leadership contest.
Shearer meanwhile needs to get 21 MPs (including himself) to see off a leadership contest.
Refusing to endorse Shearer: Camp Cunliffe potentials


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe--how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CcLKqil3

Opinion by Political Reporter Patrick Gower
Camp Shearer is now claiming it is in the ascendancy in the battle for the Labour leadership.
Camp Cunliffe appears to be weakening.
At the weekend my colleague Brook Sabin and I approached every Labour MP to find out their position - and this is how the numbers stack up.
Now remember it is all about a February vote set down in Labour's constitution, where if 40 percent of the MPs - that's 14 - refuse to endorse David Shearer, then a leadership contest is triggered.
That contest would be under new rules and the entire party - grassroots members and unions - would get a say, rather than just MPs as it is now.
So the math is simple - if Cunliffe can get a total of 14 MPs (including himself of course) to refuse to endorse Shearer - he forces a leadership contest.
Shearer meanwhile needs to get 21 MPs (including himself) to see off a leadership contest.
Refusing to endorse Shearer: Camp Cunliffe potentials


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe--how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CcLKqil3
Opinion by Political Reporter Patrick Gower
Camp Shearer is now claiming it is in the ascendancy in the battle for the Labour leadership.
Camp Cunliffe appears to be weakening.
At the weekend my colleague Brook Sabin and I approached every Labour MP to find out their position - and this is how the numbers stack up.
Now remember it is all about a February vote set down in Labour's constitution, where if 40 percent of the MPs - that's 14 - refuse to endorse David Shearer, then a leadership contest is triggered.
That contest would be under new rules and the entire party - grassroots members and unions - would get a say, rather than just MPs as it is now.
So the math is simple - if Cunliffe can get a total of 14 MPs (including himself of course) to refuse to endorse Shearer - he forces a leadership contest.
Shearer meanwhile needs to get 21 MPs (including himself) to see off a leadership contest.
Refusing to endorse Shearer: Camp Cunliffe potentials


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe--how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CcLKqil3

Opinion by Political Reporter Patrick Gower
Camp Shearer is now claiming it is in the ascendancy in the battle for the Labour leadership.
Camp Cunliffe appears to be weakening.
At the weekend my colleague Brook Sabin and I approached every Labour MP to find out their position - and this is how the numbers stack up.
Now remember it is all about a February vote set down in Labour's constitution, where if 40 percent of the MPs - that's 14 - refuse to endorse David Shearer, then a leadership contest is triggered.
That contest would be under new rules and the entire party - grassroots members and unions - would get a say, rather than just MPs as it is now.
So the math is simple - if Cunliffe can get a total of 14 MPs (including himself of course) to refuse to endorse Shearer - he forces a leadership contest.
Shearer meanwhile needs to get 21 MPs (including himself) to see off a leadership contest.
Refusing to endorse Shearer: Camp Cunliffe potentials


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe--how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CcLKqil3
Opinion by Political Reporter Patrick Gower
Camp Shearer is now claiming it is in the ascendancy in the battle for the Labour leadership.
Camp Cunliffe appears to be weakening.
At the weekend my colleague Brook Sabin and I approached every Labour MP to find out their position - and this is how the numbers stack up.
Now remember it is all about a February vote set down in Labour's constitution, where if 40 percent of the MPs - that's 14 - refuse to endorse David Shearer, then a leadership contest is triggered.
That contest would be under new rules and the entire party - grassroots members and unions - would get a say, rather than just MPs as it is now.
So the math is simple - if Cunliffe can get a total of 14 MPs (including himself of course) to refuse to endorse Shearer - he forces a leadership contest.
Shearer meanwhile needs to get 21 MPs (including himself) to see off a leadership contest.
Refusing to endorse Shearer: Camp Cunliffe potentials


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe--how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CcLKqil3

Opinion by Political Reporter Patrick Gower
Camp Shearer is now claiming it is in the ascendancy in the battle for the Labour leadership.
Camp Cunliffe appears to be weakening.
At the weekend my colleague Brook Sabin and I approached every Labour MP to find out their position - and this is how the numbers stack up.
Now remember it is all about a February vote set down in Labour's constitution, where if 40 percent of the MPs - that's 14 - refuse to endorse David Shearer, then a leadership contest is triggered.
That contest would be under new rules and the entire party - grassroots members and unions - would get a say, rather than just MPs as it is now.
So the math is simple - if Cunliffe can get a total of 14 MPs (including himself of course) to refuse to endorse Shearer - he forces a leadership contest.
Shearer meanwhile needs to get 21 MPs (including himself) to see off a leadership contest.
Refusing to endorse Shearer: Camp Cunliffe potentials


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Opinion-Shearer-vs-Cunliffe--how-the-numbers-stack-up/tabid/1382/articleID/277204/Default.aspx#ixzz2CcLKqil3

4 comments:

Andy Ivy said...

As Gower notes:

Refusing to endorse Shearer: Camp Cunliffe potentials

David Cunliffe
Nanaia Mahuta
Charles Chauvel
Lianne Dalziel
Sua William Sio
Sue Moroney
Moana Mackey
Louisa Wall
Rajen Prasad
Parekura Horomira
Rino Tirikatene
Raymond Huo
Total: 12

Cunliffe needs 14 to get to the 40 percent mark to trigger a leadership contest. There are 12 on this list but remember while some are tight Cunliffe, others will go with the tide.


Pretty compelling list to take the country forward.

Keeping Stock said...

Cunliffe certainly has a mortgage on the Maori, Pasifika and Asian blocs within caucus. Chauvel is the surprise packet though; perhaps he has leadership aspirations of his own...

Rex Widerstrom said...

Andy Ivy notes:

Pretty compelling list to take the country forward.

That's one way to put it. Composed mostly of proven non-performers is another.

I suppose Cunliffe can't choose who supports him and at this stage is understandably just focused on the numbers. But - with one or two exceptions - if that support is as a result of any deals stitched up over front bench roles, he needs to be thinking out to the next election.

What use is winning the leadership if you're going to permanently consign yourself to the role of Opposition Leader thanks to the front bench you've forced upon yourself by doing deals just to get the job?

Marion Gaez said...

Charles Chauvel and Louisa Wall might cover another bloc?