The Labour Party hierarchy have just woken up to the reality that with a majority Government, they won’t be able to blame Winston as a hand break to their transformative change…
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is warning voters not to expect any large-scale Labour policies this election, as her party’s priority is the Covid-19 recovery.
Ardern, who is the Labour leader, was also critical of her opponents’ plans for government debt, saying what National has proposed means tough austerity measures for the next generation.
Speaking to RNZ this morning, Ardern said voters should not expect a “large-scale range of policies” from Labour this election.
…there are two reasons this Labour Government has not been transformative in the way the progressive left demands and Jacinda promises.
The first reason is big bad Uncle Winston who always taps the breaks to keep his banjo plucking provincial rednecks happy when policy spooks his superstitious voting base and the second reason is because of Jacinda and Grant’s innate Labour Party caution.
I’m old enough to know that the only way you get Labour to be genuinely progressive is you push a gun to their head and force them to do it. I remember how hard Laila Harre had to fight Helen Clark just to get paid parental leave!
The only way to get Jacinda to be transformative is by snookering Labour into a majority Government so that they can’t blame Winston, but what if the progressive left put Labour into a majority Government position and Jacinda and Grant were STILL too timid to be transformative?
There are two answers, the first is that the pandemic itself will demand radical reform whether Jacinda and Grant want it or not and the second answer is that we will know very early on if Jacinda means to sit on her hands. If progressives don’t see Jacinda embark upon a truly transformative 100 day programme, we will know that Labour is not the political vehicle for the change we require.
In that scenario we can acknowledge we’ve given Jacinda a chance and if disappointed by their second term 100 day plan, can immediately begin to plot against Labour.
I argue that the current political spectrum in New Zealand can not radically adapt fast enough to adopt the changes we must make if we are to survive the climate crisis. It will require a radical Political Movement that elects a Party to implement direct political action.
As the climate crisis unfolds more and more people in fury will turn against the current political system too wedded to the economic profits margins of the polluters. It is just a matter of time before the NZ electorate rejects the limitations of the current political spectrum.
In 2023, for the first time in NZ history, Gen X + Gen Y + Millennials will be a larger voting block than the boomers.
2023 is our date for revolution comrades if Labour can’t take the gift of a majority Government and actually do something with that power.
A majority Government removes all excuses, Labour ignore that at their own peril.
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