Labour are in trouble.
Their inability to bring real change is because they had no plan to challenge the neoliberal Wellington Bureaucratic Elites.
Labour won by accident in 2017 and Covid overshadowed 2020 so none of them have any real reform platform for the Public Service which allows the neoliberal public service to call the shots.
Labour’s failure to do anything meaningful in housing, welfare, mental health, poverty, climate change or inequality means desperate voters who elected Labour have been horrifically betrayed by Jacinda’s neokindness.
Labour will hold the middle classes in 2023, but the Greens have an opportunity to take the desperate voters Labour have betrayed from Labour and snooker Jacinda into being reliant on the Greens for a majority.
To do that, the Greens have to mute the alienating identity politics bullshit and focus on real issues with real solutions that have an actual impact on the lives of the poorest…
- Doubling welfare
- Free public transport
- A Ministry of Works to build 50 000 green State Houses to remove the desperation in the rental market and crash Landlord privilege.
- Rent controls.
- Free school breakfasts and lunches
The Greens need to champion these and promise to pass all of it in the fist 100 days of the 2023 Government.
Labour’s inability to actually do anything presents a genuine opportunity for the Greens to outflank Labour and force them to make changes.
The question is, are the Greens capable of putting aside their middle class identity politics bullshit to actually be politically effective.
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