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JohnO
2021-04-05 05:22:19 UTC
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... to the list of abject failures in Labour's manifesto delivery, alongside Kiwibuild, child poverdy, housing affordability, light rail, fees free and so on...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/01/new-zealand-mental-health-crisis-has-worsened-under-labour-data-shows

Has Labour managed to achieve *any* of their main policy planks? Seriously, about the only things they seem capable of doing are creating "working groups", banning stuff and ignoring official expert advice.
John Bowes
2021-04-05 06:00:47 UTC
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... to the list of abject failures in Labour's manifesto delivery, alongside Kiwibuild, child poverdy, housing affordability, light rail, fees free and so on...
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/01/new-zealand-mental-health-crisis-has-worsened-under-labour-data-shows
Has Labour managed to achieve *any* of their main policy planks? Seriously, about the only things they seem capable of doing are creating "working groups", banning stuff and ignoring official expert advice.
Don't panic mate. Cindy'll be married in 2023 and the world will be saved from the aliens :)
George Black
2021-04-05 19:50:37 UTC
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... to the list of abject failures in Labour's manifesto delivery, alongside Kiwibuild, child poverdy, housing affordability, light rail, fees free and so on...
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/01/new-zealand-mental-health-crisis-has-worsened-under-labour-data-shows
Has Labour managed to achieve *any* of their main policy planks? Seriously, about the only things they seem capable of doing are creating "working groups", banning stuff and ignoring official expert advice.
In a word NO....
At some stage even liebor voters will begin to question the distance
between claim and done.
And the Nats will have a 'six years of nothing' claim over them.
Moral: Don't start something that will come back and bite you
James Christophers
2021-04-06 01:23:02 UTC
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Post by JohnO
... to the list of abject failures in Labour's manifesto delivery, alongside Kiwibuild, child poverdy, housing affordability, light rail, fees free and so on...
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/01/new-zealand-mental-health-crisis-has-worsened-under-labour-data-shows
Has Labour managed to achieve *any* of their main policy planks? Seriously, about the only things they seem capable of doing are creating "working groups", banning stuff and ignoring official expert advice.
In a word NO....
At some stage even liebor voters will begin to question the distance
between claim and done.
And the Nats will have a 'six years of nothing' claim over them.
Moral: Don't start something that will come back and bite you
Nothing new. Sit tight, or risk suffering the consequences, foreseen or unforeseen. It goes back decades.

About 7 years ago I was dining with several people including a middle-aged immigrant German GP who had recently started at my GP friend's practice. He said was astonished at the number of depressives he had been having to deal with and the high incidence of childhood maladies he had only ever previously studied but had never before had to treat. 2014 was years into the previous government's "Brighter Future" incumbency and long after its "style and behavioural profiles" had been established.

As I say, nothing new, not that this excuses the current situation; except to repeat yet again that any public health service is, virtually by definition, a perpetual money pit.
Gordon
2021-04-06 07:36:54 UTC
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... to the list of abject failures in Labour's manifesto delivery, alongside Kiwibuild, child poverdy, housing affordability, light rail, fees free and so on...
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/01/new-zealand-mental-health-crisis-has-worsened-under-labour-data-shows
Has Labour managed to achieve *any* of their main policy planks? Seriously, about the only things they seem capable of doing are creating "working groups",
banning stuff and ignoring official expert advice.
Raising the top tax bracket for those over $180K

On the other side, failing to understand what loophole means - being
inconsistent.
John Bowes
2021-04-06 21:22:05 UTC
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... to the list of abject failures in Labour's manifesto delivery, alongside Kiwibuild, child poverdy, housing affordability, light rail, fees free and so on...
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/01/new-zealand-mental-health-crisis-has-worsened-under-labour-data-shows
Has Labour managed to achieve *any* of their main policy planks? Seriously, about the only things they seem capable of doing are creating "working groups",
banning stuff and ignoring official expert advice.
Raising the top tax bracket for those over $180K
On the other side, failing to understand what loophole means - being
inconsistent.
The raising of taxes by this government has already been covered Gordon :)
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