Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Fast Forward Three Weeks - Updated

I was on the right track but didn't quite pick precisely the result.  Labour is learning to its cost that it's not a good look to select a gaggle of poofter candidates when it is polling below 30%.

Bags of sport!!




So, what now, Damien O'Connor?

If a week is a long time in politics, three weeks is an aeon.

It is late March and three major opinion polls have been published since the day Big Julius got stabbed.  (How's your history?)  All these polls have Labour sharing less than 30% of the popular vote with Cunliffe in free fall as PPM.  The Greens are hovering around ten percent and NZ First is failing to make the cut.  Labour's rules prevent the Caucus from rolling Cunliffe so they are stuck with him until the dreadful slaughter of 2014 is over.

Just imagine how the only sane people in their caucus are feeling?  I refer to Damien O'Connor and Shane Jones, possibly the only two who aren't knee deep in the rainbow faction or the trade union movement.




I'm picking both of them will jump ship.  Their once proud party has deserted them.  I  has been said they might move to  NZ First but I don't believe that.  NZ First's rules are worse than Labour's rules.  Rules number one through to forty-nine are all the same - Kiss Winston's arse.

No my guess is they will set up a new centre left party, funded initially by the same businesses whose owners thought Cunliffe would be good for business.  Their policies will be aimed fair and square at Chris Trotter's 'Waitakere Man' - the straight tradie/small businessman who is a man's man and whose woman loves him for it.  There's will be a party whose every policy will be viewed through a lens focused on getting Kiwis into jobs and off welfare dependency.

A sample of some policies might be:-

Income tax cuts all round (with the usual rise in the amount of tax collected); an increase in defense spending with a commitment to negotiate with Australia for one or two RAAF combat squadrons to be based at Ohakea (known as the  Anzac squadrons.); support for charter schools and merit pay for teachers; legislation requiring local government to sell all social welfare functions to central gummint with a suitable reduction in rates; assistance for Ports of Auckland to relocate its container terminal to Marsden Point; upgrading the Auckland Marsden Point rail link; pay a first job subsidy to every employer who hires and keeps a person in his or her first job for six months.

These guys could almost be guaranteed to make the five percent cut and O'Connor would piss in the West Coast electorate seat.

They'd make a might fine coalition partner for National.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You do realise that every single one of those policies is not only far to the right of National's policies today

they are also far to the right of ACT.

If Jones & O'Connor (or basically anyone) left Labour with those polices, I'd expect the Right of National - Jamie Lee Ross, perhaps another 2-3 at least to jump ship.

Based on policies Goff & Annette King would also fit right in - hell - this scheme would give us Goff as Deputy PM & Foreign Affairs, Jamie Whyte as Finance, King back in Health --- Crusher & Basher actually crushing & bashing instead of just talking about it….

sounds pretty damn good to me!

Anonymous said...

As for the policies:

Income tax cuts all round

but most people don't pay any next tax so don't deserve tax cuts. What needs to be cut is Welfare For Families, Accommodation Supplement etc!

(with the usual rise in the amount of tax collected);

But we need to SLASH the amount of tax collected greatly! More tax being extracted from the economy is never good, whatever happens to the tax rates!

an increase in defense spending with a commitment to negotiate with Australia for one or two RAAF combat squadrons to be based at Ohakea (known as the Anzac squadrons.);

Far too expensive, and practically useless.
Better to put more M50s onto the LAVs and deploy around the country for internal security.


support for charter schools and merit pay for teachers;


Charter schools are still state schools. Full vouchers for all private school places funded at say 200% of state school spend.

legislation requiring local government to sell all social welfare functions to central gummint with a suitable reduction in rates;

legislation forbidding local gummit to engage in welfare or transfers. for that matter, legislation forbidding central gummit to engage in welfare or transfers.

assistance for Ports of Auckland to relocate its container terminal to Marsden Point;

Full privatisation of PoAL. Unions outlawed.

upgrading the Auckland Marsden Point rail link

cancelling all rail links. Trackbed privatised to private trucking / luxury car companies.

pay a first job subsidy to every employer who hires and keeps a person in his or her first job for six months.


end corporate taxes, unemployment, dpb, minimum wage.


NOW THERE ARE SOME REAL POLICIES


(oh whoops, I forgot to mention incest)

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Good comments, fellers but please play the game. No more anonymous comments.

Judge Holden said...
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Adolf Fiinkensein said...

It might well be Sinner but at least he has enough brains to refrain from abusing his host.

Judge Holden said...
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Adolf Fiinkensein said...

And just to cement Jones' and O'Connor's resolve, Labour have recruited for Christchurch Central another self serving useless poofter pol sci student with no life experience outside a politician's office.

Anonymous said...

I guess if Jones has got a job cruising the islands for the Nats then he won't be setting up any political party this year.

Jimmie

PS your word id still sucks

Psycho Milt said...

You do realise that every single one of those policies is ... far to the right of National's policies...

For once, Sinner has a point.

For my part, I think Jones' involvement with corrupt Chinese business practices certainly does make National a far more appropriate party for him to be associated with. If the details of his dealings with Liu eventually do come out, far better he's working for McCully at the time than representing Labour.

Anonymous said...

The implosion needs to be complete in the Labour party, a total meltdown and rebuild from the ground up.

This should have happened with the ACT party too.

Jock