Let’s be very, very, very clear here.
A National, ACT, NZFirst Government would produce draconian policy backlash towards the 600 000 who use food banks monthly, the 24 717 on the social housing wait list, Kainga Ora tenants about to be kicked onto the street, the workers losing Fair Pay Agreements, the renters losing tenancy, the beneficiaries, the drug addicts and the disabled.
Chippy said all policy was now under review after losing, so then his ruling out if Winston is now off the table as well!
The Labour Party, Green Party and Māori Party should immediately meet to thrash out an 11th hour counter offer to that of ACT and National.
The agreement would be: Supply and Confidence for a NZFirst/Labour Minority Government with Māori Party and Greens pledging Supply and Confidence and not in Cabinet.
A policy win all parties could hold up would be removing GST off all Supermarket groceries.
Winston would be Prime Minister for 18 month to guide NZ through these geopolitical shockwaves, and whoever was elected Labour Leader in a leadership contest during those 18months would then become Prime Minister for the remaining 18 months.
The one thing Labour, Greens and Māori Party could give Winston is the one thing National and ACT went give him, Prime Ministership.
If it’s Winston as PM for 18 months implementing a Labour/Green/MP agenda, (as much as that is possible), or National/ACT/NZF untethered by animosity, I’d take Winston as PM for 18months to avoid the alternative.
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