Andrew Little swamped by the love in Dunedin last night
Bill English must be sweating and the National Party increasingly nervous.
Day by day, the mainstream media are turning on English.
Look at Gower’s devastating attack on him here over his pathetic response to Trump.
Look at Lloyd Burr’s knifing of English over his decade old comments on Muslims.
Look at the the ODTs remarkable praise and support of Labour last night.
These are remarkable feats for a mainstream media who were enslaved and in the thrall of John Key, but with his leaving they have the ‘courage’ to finally start questioning the pantomime of policy promises that is the National Party.
The question is are the public listening?
The ultimate problem for Labour and the Greens is that they face an electorate who shrugged their shoulders in 2014 at mass surveillance lies and dirty politics. The property owning middle classes who in the past have been relied upon to champion the frustrations of the working class and the poor have been missing in action now they are all paper millionaires with over inflated property valuations.
You can be as liberal as a feminist vegan crossfitter and have every copy of Marx in your home library, but when you are earning three times the average wage per year from property speculation then you’ll vote for Creation Theory to be taught at your local school if you think that will keep your wealth illusion growing for another 3 years.
If the global economy takes it in the chops and the property bubble explodes, NZers will be scrambling to demand Labour do something. If it doesn’t, they’ll press like on the Facebook and Twitter outrage, but they’ll quietly vote National when no one can see come September.