The Mike King vs Wellington bureaucrats battle will not end until the bureaucrats are forced to fund Gumboot day or Mike King is dead.
Tribal left Labour are dragging on Mike for the temerity of embarrassing Jacinda over her pitiful delivery capabilities in mental health while the woke left (many of whom are Wellington based and in the public service) see any criticism of their beloved bureaucrats as on par with pissing in holy water.
What Mike’s fight is highlighting is the lack of stern political leadership over the Ministry of Health by Labour (Jacinda & Grant are petrified of displeasing the PSA where as Andrew Little lives for it) while also exposing the grotesque lack of performance by the Ministry.
Mike is providing 15000 hours of counseling within days of asking for help for a tiny fraction of the 20000 hours the Ministry provided.
From the blunt perspective of the Ministry, half of suicide victims don’t ever bother to reach out before committing suicide so why bother putting money into something that has so many variables.
And it’s mostly men who kill themselves and make mortality rates don’t matter much politically unless they are killing others.
Mike is exposing the callous indifference of the Wellington bureaucrats while embarrassing them by providing a far more cost effective counseling service while highlighting Labour’s lack of leadership.
No wonder the Left are shitting on Mike King as hard as they can.
If this isn’t healed by the election time it will become septic and politically damaging to Labour.
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