Sunday, March 2, 2014

Last roll of the dice for Labour

I see Cunliffe has rolled his last dice.

It came up a 6 for McCarten.

But the best Labour can hope for is a final rearranging of the deckchairs.

When will they realise that there is no "game changer" for them because the game has already changed - and they don't understand the new rules. We need new ideas not a desperate clawing back to redundant thinking that well and truly ran out of steam last century.

What really must annoy them the most is the dawning realisation that they are past their use by date.

At least McCarten will ensure they will all go down with chairs neatly arranged on port.




2 comments:

Angry Tory said...

Labour past their use-by date? You mean NZ has turned from communism, privatised the schools and hospitals, banned econo-terrorism (unions, and ended pervasive welfarism?

Yeah right.

If Labour are struggling it is for only one reason: they have no way to differentiate themselves from National. Because any policy Labour offers whatsoever - if it is in the least bit popular, National grabs it and implements it.

Benefits rates are at an all time high. DItto funding for state schools and hospitals - and yes, charter schools are still state schools!

What aught to be happening under MMP is that National would be getting thrashed from the right: but ACT is too busy worrying about incest and Colin Craig about Chemtrails.

But the idea that NZ has rejected leftism/welfarism/unionism/communism and so Labour is going out of business? If so, it's only because National is simply "Labour with a prettier face". Not even Labour lite - Key has done a bunch of leftist stuff Hellen would never have done for all her faults. Labour with a prettier face.

Lindsay Mitchell said...

"When will they realise that there is no "game changer" for them because the game has already changed - and they don't understand the new rules."

Lou, Perfectly put. The mood has shifted. Every welfare state has a life cycle. We are now past the apex.

(Angry Tory, For your own sake you should substitute your anger with patience.)