Monday, May 21, 2012

The Fucker is nigh

Labour's caucus continues to show all the discipline and budgetary skills of a free form jazz collective and not a government in waiting. Jane Clifton looks at Shearer's odds and offers a good suggestion:
Shearer needs someone – be it his new office manager or some other functionary – to do Heather Simpson’s old “H2” job of keeping order and administering tough love to various caucus members on the leader’s behalf... I’ll bet no one remotely scary has been to ask Cunliffe what the hell he thought he was doing making his own State of the Nation address. Suffice it to say, he’d have found parts of his anatomy detachable had he tried this under Clark.
 I said much the same back here, way before Shearer took over from Goff.

And in other news, seven new episodes of The Thick of It have been written and will be broadcast later this year.