Some readers are glad Premier Greg Selinger announced he's staying put amid a caucus revolt, believing the NDP will fare worse in the next provincial election with him at the helm.

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Some readers are glad Premier Greg Selinger announced he's staying put amid a caucus revolt, believing the NDP will fare worse in the next provincial election with him at the helm.

 

Does it really matter? The entire group led Manitoba towards the abyss. The real downside is they have several more months to further destroy the province. Can you say continued record deficits and debt?

-- anonymity_personified

 

This is great news; I don't know what everyone is complaining about. There are obviously serious problems amongst the NDP. Maybe the longer Selinger stays leader, the more the NDP self-destructs, and hopefully self-destructs for the long-term, which is great news for Manitobans.

-- karlitos10

 

Perhaps this all started with Christine Melnick being booted from caucus. This is ripe for an NDP election defeat unless the Conservatives bumble the next election campaign. Quite a sad day.

-- AdamantEthos

 

I must say, it will be fun to watch the NDP continue down this death spiral, hacking and kicking each other. Nothing pleases me more.

-- fooch

 

Hallelujah! Now we get to do what the NDP don't have the gumption to do themselves. Atta boy, Greg!

-- keener1

 

Does anybody think there may be a non-confidence motion brought forward? What a flipping disaster these people have made of our province.

--emcee51

Premier Greg Selinger is supported by 15 members of his caucus as he announced Oct. 28 he is staying on as NDP leader despite pressure from five outspoken cabinet ministers who want him to quit.

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Premier Greg Selinger is supported by 15 members of his caucus as he announced Oct. 28 he is staying on as NDP leader despite pressure from five outspoken cabinet ministers who want him to quit.

 

I don't know how they will recover, but this always happens to some degree for all parties that have been in power for a long time.

-- TheBigChill

 

They keep telling us the same lies until they actually believe themselves. All the rodents that are the NDP are eager to eat each other alive to save their own place at the trough.

-- detlev regalski

 

The way these guys are attacking each other, we can change their name to the New Democratic Piranhas. They are ready to rip and shred anyone in their way.

-- moedip

 

How about a cantankerous insurance salesman for premier?

-- Spence Furby

 

I'll give Greg some credit for not allowing the dissenters to force him to resign. I thought it was a done deal, but he must have had a lot of support from other ministers and, I'm sure, some backbenchers looking to move up.

-- TheBigChill

 

I suspect there are at least eight ministers in the NDP caucus that are against Selinger. The question is whether their integrity is high enough to bring this government down on a vote of non-confidence in December. I suspect they will have a tough time working with Selinger going forward, so they might as well bite the bullet and end Selinger's time as premier. They will have my respect if they do.

-- AJ9000

 

This whole story is better than a Disney cartoon.

-- mrq2