Labour held their congress this weekend, spirits were high and they really should be.
Labour goes into the 2020 election with an unprecedented lead at an unprecedented time.
Labour have benefited from a universal experience that has created that unique emotion that National seem incapable of comprehending – solidarity.
That lockdown pause when we felt vulnerable and frightened allowed us to review our own place in NZ and become struck with awe by leadership of Jacinda.
She has steered us through terrorism, volcanism and this pandemic.
Sure, Labour caution on real progressive policy has seen timid baby steps towards real change, but when we were in crisis, Jacinda’s leadership made us feel safe, grateful and proud.
While I am deeply disappointed with the tiny baby steps of progress we have made (and I can list a dozen things that are totally unacceptable still), but the simple truth is that Jacinda has earned a second term.
Labour are poised to win a majority Government, a unique situation never seen before under MMP and every effort must be made to try and reach that level of political domination because the changes Covid and the climate crisis demand require a mandate.
Jacinda deserves that mandate.
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