Dear Leader is down in the polls but what is a real worry is that people are voting with their feet.
The Kiwi exodus over the Tasman continues as Granny Herald reported today.
"Brain Drain losses a worry" was the headline, with some telling comments about failures within government immigration policy.
The number of New Zealanders leaving to live in Australia accelerated to 25,940 in August, the largest annual net outflow since late 2001.
"While 'professionals' are still offsetting the net outflow in other skill sets, even professional migrant inflow is the lowest in five years ... and continues to head south," Beacher said.
"The well-documented 'brain drain' of 2000-2001 was a rush out the door from all skill sets ... could we see a repeat? More policy response in this area is urgently required."Of course, what really matters is New Zealand having a economic policies that will help up catch up with our friends over the Tasman. With each trip I have to oz, the wealth gulf seems to widen.
And what was the government interested in this week, more tax and controls to tackle supposed global 'climate change.' A policy it admitted would choke off economic growth.
Emperor Clark is fiddling while the kiwi economy burns.
I do hope that if those ex-pat kiwis are Gnats, that they remain registed to vote Dear Leader out next year.