Labour should feel very proud of their Conference success.
Curbing property speculators, public health nurse in each school, free access to mental health services – Houses, Education and Health – core Labour Party values, core election beef.
Positive, decent, safe. That’s what Labour needs to project to get 33% if it has any hope of being the backbone of a change of Government.
Meaningless bugger alls when you consider the enormity of the inequality in front of us, but aspirational enough for the middle classes who are feeling guilty about all that untaxed capital gain of the last decade.
Andrew looked confident, the Party membership sense the change in the wider community, Jacinda looked genuine, Grant looked ready, the Greens looked muzzled, the Staff are gloating and the media gave them great coverage.
So why aren’t I confident yet?
Because a change of Government is still going to be dependent on NZ First and on that front shifting the smoke from the mirrors is almost near impossible.
Labour is ready, the question is who is going to be ready alongside them?