Thursday, December 8, 2016


Assuming the reports are correct then I suspect most New Zealanders will wish David Shearer well in his new (UN) job.

I see Shearer as an inherently decent man who was not cut out for the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics and who struggled with a hopelessly divided Labour Party ... much of his time was spent looking over his shoulder at his disloyal colleagues who worked assiduously to undermine him.

Fascinated too at the report that earlier this year Helen Clark worked to veto Shearer for a similar job in order to prevent his appointment being used as an obstacle in her bid to become UN Secretary General.     H1 (and maybe H2) at their ruthless best (or worst).

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