As Labour and the Greens face a tsunami of criticism from the Left at the total lack of transformative change (despite an unprecedented MMP majority), Labour and the Greens are going on a blitzkrieg of ramming through incremental tepid nothing laws before Christmas to counter the perception they can only pass incremental tepid nothing laws.
Working class people who smoke cannabis can go fuck themselves, but the precious wee middle class kids who gobble down the Party Pills at expensive summer festivals MUST COME HOME SAFE so we are legalising Pill testing so Bruschetta and Charlie can get back to mummy and daddy without over dosing and getting kicked out of Kings.
By the way, won’t the Police just hang around the pill testing tent?
The low hanging fruit of doubling sick pay won’t take effect until halfway through next year when the worst of the pandemic will be behind us and a meaningless climate emergency declaration that doesn’t actually trigger the Civil Defence Emergency Management ACT will be rammed through Parliament as if that means something.
So, protecting middle class kids chewing E, doubling of sick days after the pandemic has passed and a Climate Emergency declaration that is an empty gesture, that’s the best the Labour and Greens can come up with to counter criticism of their incremental and tepid policy platform?
While those meaningless gestures pass, the property speculators Labour gave a $100billion to continue to price entire generations out of home ownership, 100 people a month are still getting arrested for possession of cannabis, people on welfare are stretching food banks to snapping and inequality is being cemented into place.
Not the transformation we were all hoping for.
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