Post by Gordon
Some hope I know. With his lack of comprehension skills he'll miss such little gems as: " And in part it is because of the mistaken belief that its overwhelming last election result has given it a mandate to do just about anything it wants, when even the Prime Minister has admitted that the election was in reality a referendum on Covid-19.
Labours victory has to be seen in that light, not a blanket endorsement to advance of a wider agenda."
A perfect description of Labours victory! Rich will call it fake news even though his glorious leader disagrees with him on that :)
It's nice to see some honesty at last from Labours cheerleaders :)
Some good points in that article. Good to see that some agree with the
thoughts in this ng.
Labour can do it at brek neck speed as it seems to consider that the idea
needs no planning attached to it. Just open up the throttle for take off.
Enough fuel on board? No check.
Peter Dunne has been a National apologist for many years now, but
within that role has always revelled in having a foot in two camps -
but he does point out the arguments being used by National - whatever
the government does, it is easy to either say they should have done it
earlier, or they shoud have waited. That sort of mindless criticism
has permeated some opposition spokespeople - one of the pair of Chris
Bishop and Simon Bridges was often claiming that a decision was made
one day late - the other that it was two days late; I can't remember
now which one was which.
With health, there were imperatives identified before the election -
post code lotteries for some services, poor maintenance of buildings,
nurses underpaid and not enough of them - and then came Covid which
threatened to overwhelm hospitals (and did in other countries)!
With education, our internationa standings had been dropping under
National for some time due to their lack of flexibility or willingness
to listen to the experts. Changes there have not been particularly
rushed, and a lot of consultation is continuing on the future.
With Water, we had wisespread concerns about the safety of water (with
polluted rivers and sickness in Hawkes Bay), and concerns about supply
(with tankers being needed inonepart of NZ in the last year. Again
major changes have been discussed and are still being consulted.
A mischevous article, but then that's fairly normal from Dunne . . .