I don’t know what’s more disappointing, the lack of transformation or the Prime Minister’s embarrassing attempt to redefine the meaning of transformative into whatever bare majority she can cobble together.
Yes, National destroyed the social infrastructure over a decade with a pump and dump economic plan to sell cheap milk powder to China while opening up immigration to keep the speculative property bubble afloat.
Yes it takes an enormous amount of energy to repair that economic vandalism.
Yes we can’t expect miracles from Jacinda when the damage is so large.
But tiny feed the kids plans combined with a slightly less draconian austerity programme on top of lots of good intentions are not making an impact on the lives of the most vulnerable, the working classes or the middle class.
Infrastructure Gridlock combined with a lack of real economic direction and a neoliberal public service who fundamentally don’t believe what Labour promises have been exacerbated by a Government that didn’t expect to win and who lack any real vision beyond the status quo.
If Labour want any chance of winning the next election, it must unshackle itself from the Budget constraints to our corporate overlords and embark upon a public spending program that injects billions of borrowed dollars to jump start momentum because currently we are drifting without any direction whatsoever and anaemic political leadership like this will generate a seeping resentment from the electorate.
Jacinda is running out of time to make a difference. We need a new green deal now.