Time to go Jim!
Garth Lomax has a wonderful letter in today's Christchurch Press (25/7/05).
Time to go
Jim Anderton has been in the Labour Party (until 1989), the NewLabour party (1989 to 1993), the Alliance (1993-2002), the Progressive Coalition (2002), Jim Anderton's Progressive Coalition (2002-2004), the Progressive Party (2004-2005) and now Jim Anderton's Progressive Party (2005).
Thats a lot of parties for an old bloke.
No wonder Pam Corkery once predicted they would have to wheel him out onto the balconies. His ego must weigh a tonne.
Time to go, Jim!
Despite Anderton's best destructive efforts the Alliance is standing in the upcoming elections. As a party the Progressives have no future. Anderton's ego driven antics have ensured the party will not survive his retirement. Eventually I predict a new party of the left will emerge, and will include many of the younger activists who are standing for the Alliance in this election.