We seem to be having a difficult time in Labour at the moment. It's due to a combination of things, including actions we've taken and the result of the media tide turning against us since the summer.
These things happen from time to time. When they do, we need to take quick action to deal with the issue and keep our focus on what we are doing in government and the plans we have for the future. We need to keep in mind why we are in politics, why we are in government, what are our core values.
As always with progressives, we will trip up if we navel gaze and adopt policies to solve issues as they are before us now and in the past, rather than focus on what answers we need for the future.