#1 To exempt fruit and vegetables from GST. FFS, is this the BEST Goff can offer after nearly two years in Opposition?
The morphing of GST from a 'clean' tax into a 'dirty' tax. And nary a mention on how the $250m loss in government revenue will impact .... less money for hospitals; schools, more borrowing ... so many questions, so few answers.
But did you see the smirking Cunliffe standing behind Goff at the announcement ... having set his leader up he is now waiting to put the knife in post the election when this policy will be consigned to the dustbin of history.
#2 The manner in which the NZEI Conference greeted the Minister of Education.
A 'Pavlovian' response in the best traditions of North Korea. Well, the Labour Party in Drag better get used to National Standards.
It was a KEY policy endorsed by the electorate and with the Government on 54% support and you on 32% ... it's not rocket science to figure out that you are pushing shit uphill.
Teachers are Public (Government) Servants. If they can't stomach what the Government is doing then they should at least have the moral courage to resign and seek alternative employment ... otherwise stand for Labour at the next election, get elected and change the policy.
Big ask I know to be tested and found wanting.
Labour, a headline looking for an issue. Teachers, an issue looking for a headline.
General Debate 10 March 2014
19 minutes ago