Garner: Mallard to Shearer – “gotcha”

On live chat this morning Duncan Garner commented on Labour’s gotcha.

Comment From Pete George
What do you think of the contrast between Shearer’s views on better politics, eg ““I’m not the kind of leader who believes in rival tribes playing ‘gotcha’, where bickering and partisanship are prized.”, and Mallard’s campaign of gotchas?

Duncan Garner:
Gidday Pete,

Gotcha politics has been part of opposition politics as long as I have been there and well before that. Shearer in my view may have wanted to be a different kind of leader – but they all get dragged into it. Mallard is on a dirty mission though isn’t he? Does he know this is the end – so he’s going out with a mission to be as dirty as ever? Who knows but Shearer certainly isn’t pulling him back.

Because it’s been a part of politics for yonks doesn’t mean we should just sit back and keep accepting it.

David Sheare, – have you given in to Mallard on this already?

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