2020-11-06 02:32:18 UTC
Hell no. A longer term is simply a longer period before the
Government is held accountable to the voters. Three years is about
right for this. It imagine if the last coalition government had been
in for a 4-year term. No thanks.
The conjecture that 3 years is not long enough to deliver is pure
rubbish. It is necessary at each election earn the trust of voters
and if that is not possible after 3 years it will not be possible
after 4. For the Government of the day re-election depends on trust
and progress more than achievement, neither of which is inhibited by a
3-year term or improved by longer terms.
I would like to see both National and Labour get into the pre-election
habit of delivering commitments over a 6-year period at most -
projecting policy impacts for longer is just pointless or of no more
than passing interest. Prior to the election, the opposition should
focus equally on government failures and future vision - with the
Government focusing on achievements, progress on their initiatives and
a refreshed future vision.