It’s a Housing Debate between Amy Adams and Phil Twyford.
They were asked what’s ‘affordable’. Amy gives some bullshit answer, Phil gives the explicit costs break down and notes housing prices are now 10 times higher than wages allow for. Amy dares to claim the low interest rates somehow makes that all ok – as if the mass printing of currency around the plant as a response to the GFC is somehow Nationals doing. Phil points out the numbers of home ownership has fallen.
Amy is a drowning strawman clutching camels.
Q&A have a poll saying majority of NZers agree with Labour and want the Government to build affordable houses.
Labour will build 100 000 affordable houses for first time buyers with 50 000 in Auckland.
National will build 34 000 homes in 10 years with only 6800 being affordable houses.
For National, they want the market to sort it out and they desperately need the inflated property bubble to keep the economy looking like it’s growing.
Amy Adams is being disingenuous in the extreme and won’t even agree on basic facts because the basic facts are so damaging to National’s housing policy.
Panel is Dr Raymond Miller, Max Harris, Fran O’Sullivan and John Tamihere.
Ray gives it to Phil, he points out that National are in deep trouble when it comes to housing.
Fran gave it to Phil as well, but she wants more policy detail.
Max gave it to Phil, pointed out interest rate argument by Amy Adams is just nonsense.
John gave it to Phil as well, points out that the majority can’t get a home and that Phil is providing that majority a political solution.
Panel points out we have a national crisis when it comes to housing and that the debate is too narrow. and that voters need more information on renter rights, foreign investors and the impact of immigration. The panel had more ideas and solutions on housing than National have managed in 9 years.
A focus on Shane Jones taking on Shane Reti in Whangarei. If NZ First is going to have a high tide of support, it’ll happen in Whangarei with Shane Jones.
The TVNZ Poll suggest Jones has a hell of a way to go.
Shane Reti – 42%
Shane Jones – 24%
What is incredible is National on 41% Party vote but the Labour Party vote was 37%!!! That’s fucking extraordinary in a die hard electorate like Whangarei! If anything like this happens in other electorates, Labour will be in the mid 40s come election day.
Incredible result for Labour. National should be bloody nervous.