IV: Coffee And No Cigarettes With Maryan Street
Scoop Interview: Coffee And No
Cigarettes With Maryan Street
Once upon a time Maryan Street was out in all weather delivering pamphlets on behalf of Labour's new right economic hardman Richard Prebble. Nowadays thanks to MMP, as Ms Street is glad to point out, Labour has lost the "lunatic fringe" that once congregated on the extreme right and extreme left of the party. This suits the self described "patholigically Labour" backbench MP just fine.
Scoop caught up with Ms Street recently to trawl back over the turbulent times of the Labour Party in the 1980s and during her tenure as party president in the 1990s. Scoop also quizzed Ms Street on the current state of party unity and whether Labour had thanked Pita Sharples yet for unseating maverick Labour MP John Tamihere (evidently not.)
Listen to Maryan Street discussing the state of the Labour Party at present – its divisions in the past – and her plans for the future