Coalition looks set to win three more seats

September 14th, 2013 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

The ABC is now forecasting that the Coalition will win 92 seats, up from 89 on election night. Labor is down to 54. That is barely above the worst predictions under Gillard.

Shorten and Labo are standing for the Labor leadership. There is a rumour that Rudd thinks the next election is unwinnable, and he will stay on so he can try for the leadership again after 2016! It is ironic that Shorten, the former ACTU boss, is placed in the right faction of Labor. Could you imagine a trade union boss in NZ being seen to be on teh right of a Labour caucus? :-)

Tags: ,

14 Responses to “Coalition looks set to win three more seats”

  1. CryHavoc (33 comments) says:

    “Could you imagine a trade union boss in NZ being seen to be on the right of a Labour caucus?”

    How about “could you imagine a hugely wealthy former management consultant – whose role was probably to go into businesses and work out how to fire people – being the trade union favourite to lead the Labour party?” Funny how things work out when it doesn’t really matter what you stand for, as long as you win…

    Vote: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  2. kowtow (6,720 comments) says:

    Yes I can.

    In Britain the trades unions were behind Enoch Powell on immigration back in the ’60′s.They were protecting their memberships jobs.

    Today it’s far left crap such as feminism, diversity,multiculturalism, equality, so called minority interests. In short “progressivism”.

    So if you’re a progressive you’re on the same page as the far left,same thing.

    Vote: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  3. flipper (3,274 comments) says:

    Most of the really good old hands in the non ABC and non Fairfax media think the selection of Shorten will indicate to the growing middle of Australia that Labor has not taken on the message of 2013, and has not moved from its 1920s class warfare stance – the latter being somewhat like a massive plough anchor around a very scrawny neck. Apparently, real Australian labor membership is somewhat comparable to NZ……,.bugger all.

    Labour NZ’s problem is that the -party has become side-tracked by/in unimportant matters like GCSB, Kim Dotcom, John Banks and the Wall Act. The centre of NZ, the westies and the provinces, do not wake every morning worrying about such matters. When it is all boiled down, they don’t give a damn about those matters, fascinating though they may be to the MSM, bloggers and political junkies.

    It is the economy, STUPID.

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  4. Yoza (1,353 comments) says:

    Could you imagine a trade union boss in NZ being seen to be on teh right of a Labour caucus?

    I seem to recall Ken Douglas spouting neoliberal dogma for a while there.

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 5 You need to be logged in to vote
  5. jaba (2,069 comments) says:

    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee .. Julia Gillard finally come out of hiding and slams the Labor party direction .. trying to stay in power for powers sake and deserting their “values” .. sounds familiar. (also about their rules about dumping leaders)

    Vote: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  6. s.russell (1,486 comments) says:

    Those worse case projections for Labor under Gillard only came about because Rudd spend three years white-anting her. If it had not been for that I think the election would have been a lot closer.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 5 You need to be logged in to vote
  7. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,681 comments) says:

    I think you mean Albo, not Lil Abo. (He’s not black, is he?)

    Labor brings a whole new dimension to not knowing its arse from its Albo.

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  8. Paulus (2,298 comments) says:

    Shorten’s Mother in Law will have to resign as Governor General due to a conflict of interests.

    Vote: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  9. kowtow (6,720 comments) says:

    Not Labo, labia,after all they’re a bunch of cnuts.

    Vote: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  10. simonway (356 comments) says:

    What’s ironic about it? The Australian unions are, by and large, very right-wing. They are a big part of the reason why the Right faction has been so powerful for so long.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  11. Odakyu-sen (248 comments) says:

    “The Australian unions are, by and large, very right-wing.”

    Do you mean “nationalistic” as in keen to “protect the jobs of working Australian men and women”?

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  12. All_on_Red (952 comments) says:

    “Do you mean “nationalistic” as in keen to “protect the jobs of working Australian men and women”?”

    Really? So how is that working out for Holden then?

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  13. tvb (3,945 comments) says:

    Shorten has some problems It seems loyalty is not one of his things. First he walks out on his wife, the he stabs Kevin Rudd then he stabs Julia Gillard. Meanwhile he lays in wait for his turn. I suppose post 2016 he has a go at Anthony Albenese if Albo wins.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  14. Odakyu-sen (248 comments) says:

    Really? So how is that working out for Holden then?

    Well, in theory, a nationalistic consumer base would purchase Holdens over cheaper, arguably better-quality Southeast and East Asian vehicles. Alas, theory is sometimes not all it’s cracked up to be…

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.