In the ODT today Chris Trotter's column lamented the lack of leadership, gazed wistfully back in time to Michael Savage and then became very pointed in promoting David Parker as the new leader for the Labour Party. Well, we will see. I can't see Labour gaining any traction with Phil Goff at the helm.
All this on the day that our church remembers F.D. Maurice. Maurice saw social justice to spring from the Christian's life of prayer - he rightly (in my view) saw an inseparable moral connection between social justice and the nature and being of God. A socialism without God lacks the moral basis it needs. Of course the 'New Atheism' will disagree!