Having screwed Maori for decades, which is now seeing Maori turn to the National Party, Liarbour has another demographic in mind, for sure!
Gordon Campbell over at Scoop highlights a raft of 'punitive' and recent/pending Liarbour policies which will affect the young the most.
Campbell even accuses Liarbour of having a 'fear of the young.'
And considering there may well be 190,000 new and first-time voter this election, targeting the youth vote with such measures, may not be wise.
The policies are:
1- Compulsory third party insurance will be impact greatest on new/ young drivers.
2- The party pill ban.
3- Crackdowns on tagging.
4- Forcing kids to stay in education until 18, which some won't want.
5- Liarbour MPs like Martin Gallagher trying to raise the drinking age.
Anyway, Gordon Campbell says after such attacks from Liarbour, the youth vote is now open to National and ACT. I hope the Young Nats and Act on Campus, as well as off it, are onto it!
Hat tip: Home Paddock.