2020-10-16 02:38:42 UTC
Labour's popularity rose as National's sank as the COVID19 pandemic
reached our shores and we quickly found ourselves in a Level 4 lock
down. It looks likely - according to every poll I have seen - that
this will indeed translate into a Labour-Green government.
The biggest positive I see from this result is that this will be
second Parliament since the formation of NZF that it will not be
As I half expected, Judith Collins has not lead a resurgent National
Party in this election campaign. In my humble opinion this is because
they have singularly failed to put before us a master plan for moving
the country forward in a COVID19-infested world and beyond.
Specifically their plans for a temporary tax cut, paired with the same
levels of government debt fueled spending have simply not cut it with
the voters, and they have not been able to leverage the woeful record
of delivery that the current government has.