Andrew Little flip flopping on TPPA
As The Daily Blog has pointed out may times, the right wing faction of the Labour Party were always going to force Andrew Little to flip flop on the TPPA and his woeful capitulation on Radio NZ this week spells out that Labour will roll over and accept the TPPA with a promise to flout the rules once they get elected.
Labour have given up on inspiring the missing million voters and are now just trying to woo soft National Party voters and soft National Party voters get spooked by big ideas that grind against their anti-intellectualism.
If you pop over to the Standard there are plenty of voices from the EPMU arguing that Little isn’t flip flopping and he has to blah blah blah but that’s all just apologist pap desperately attempting to gloss over such a huge capitulation.
Labour will do what they did when they capitulated on giving the SIS warrantless searches – they’ll complain loudly, seize upon some tiny concession by Key as a major triumph and then vote for it.
So what do progressive voters do now Washington has bribed both sides of the political spectrum?
Join the missing million and walk away in disgust from politics altogether?
Vote for a Green Party that is trying to show they can work with National so they aren’t squeezed out by Labour + NZ First?
Vote for NZ First knowing that Ron Mark is more likely to cut a deal with John Key post Winston?
Or do a Corbyn on Labour?
What does doing a Corbyn on Labour mean? It means a massive and ongoing social media campaign to join the Labour Party and then a well publicised meeting schedule for new members to turn up at Party meetings and swamp those meetings with new remits and take the Party back from the inside the way Corbyn supporters did in Britain.
Ultimately it’s up to progressive left voters – do we walk away from Labour in disgust at their spinelessness or do we join them and force Labour to be a real Opposition?
So what are we going to do?