Sunday, March 11, 2018

YOU HAVE TO BE SORRY FOR PHIL TWYFORD (NAH)

every day looking more like a possum caught in the headlights on a dark rural road and about to be run over by a truck as he backtracks on everything to do with housing.    And it just gets worse with a reinvigorated 'Crusher' at number 4 in National's ranking looking forward to holding his feet to the blowtorch.    

Promises made in Opposition are easy.   Doing it is the hard part and already the cracks in Labour's housing policy are starting to assume earthquake proportions.

Smart move by Bridges to give Collins Planning (RMA reform) reform as well.   The Act is broken and inhibits economic development.    Labour and its poodle parties can't/won't move to fix it in any substantial meaningful way ... at best they will apply band-aid solutions.    Collins has the nous and strength to develop this into an election winning policy.

Just as important ... her jump up the ranking will reinvigorate National's activist base.   Looking good.



14 comments:

Psycho Milt said...

Er, yes - Twyford has been given one motherfucker of a hospital pass in having to sort out the enormous clusterfuck bequeathed him by nine years of National Party rule. And the very people responsible for creating the mess now get to sit back and take potshots at the poor sods tasked with cleaning it up for them. In the meantime, we still have a fucking housing crisis and a shitload of homeless people. I can understand why Nat supporters think that's great, but why would anyone else?

Anonymous said...

Visitors might consider the wisdom of using moderate language...

Oh, its Milt. Never mind.

Mick

The Veteran said...

Milt ... golden rule in politics ... under promise and over deliver ... and Twyford has managed in just a few short months to turn that around to the point where the fine print of the policy is being airbrushed out of existence. Question Sir ... is it just possible that the RMA might just be a large part of the problem ... Answer

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Vet

And not just politics. It's a golden rule in business - if you want to keep your customers.

Psycho Milt said...

Personally, I'm pretty sure the problem has a hell of a lot to do with a big influx of Chinese money accompanied by a big influx of immigrants. Those were deliberate choices of the previous government.

But, for argument's sake, suppose the RMA really were a large part of the problem. OK, well, the problem is one that developed into a crisis under the previous government, so if Collins wants to make a song and dance about how terrible the RMA is and how it needs drastic "reform" to allow increased degradation of the environment so the already-wealthy can further enrich themselves, I see two immediate problems for Collins:

1. There's a huge voter constituency now for not allowing increased degradation of the environment, let alone helping property developers to profit from it.

2. National spent much of its term in office pretending there was no problem with a rapidly-expanding Auckland property bubble that soon began infecting surrounding areas. Which in turn meant it didn't see any need to "reform" the RMA, and didn't. Which, in turn again, means Collins has an uphill struggle ahead of her if she wants to make "reform" of the RMA an issue. You spent 2008 - 2017 in Cabinet, Judith - wouldn't it have been better to have run your mouth there, rather than doing it now from the Opposition benches? I look forward to that question (albeit more diplomatically worded) cropping up every time Collins wants to raise this with the nation's journos.

Anonymous said...

Psycho Milt you are dead wrong where have you been for the last 9 years. National have been trying for the last 3 terms to reform the RMA but haven't had the numbers in the house to get it through. If some of the parties you support had had a different view the RMA would not be the problem it currently is.

Anonymous said...

Please god, spare us from the rabbitings of the "been there done that" non resident of Bunbury.

Veteran....the golden rule in politics is don't piss Winston off or you wind up on the opposition benches. I wonder if the lesson has been learnt?

Lord Egbut of Bunbury

The Veteran said...

PM ... in 2014 National had the numbers to legislate change (notwithstanding the Bill was opposed by the Maori Party) and then Peters won the Northland by-election and everything was off the table.

Your point 2. is you interviewing your keyboard and 100% wrong in fact.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Ledgut if you are going to invoke your Maker you might give him the courtesy of a capital 'G.'

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:14... Your head in the sand attitude is breathtaking and blame shifting on an industrial scale to the RMA no longer diverts from the real problem of foreign capital, some of it dirty. looking for a safe haven.

How many links do I have to supply on the same problems in Aust, Canada UK etc whose RMA is vastly different than ours..does anybody actually read them or they dismissed as fake news from the MSM? You see a house you buy that house. Where does the RMA come into it.

Walter.....If I believed in the sky fairy I would give him a capital G.

Lord Egbut of Bunbury

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, it seems St Jude the Obscure instead of turning her Rottweiler like charms on the Govt. has chosen to stick it to her own party.........http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12010781

Lord Egbut

Snowflake said...

The RMA is broken? How long have you known this? The Nats were in government for how long, and they didn’t fix this broken thing? They couldn’t seem to convince or persuade anyone of this, despite cast iron evidence apparently. Monstrously incompetent considering they found the time to increase GST and sell off a few power companies (that’s about it right?).

Love the way you fawn over Collins like she’s Trump and you’re Sean Hannity.

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... the RMA, together with Councils who saw it as their given duty NOT to free up land for housing, was a major driver of the housing shortage.

Snowflake ... can't you read (among other things) ... the Nats knew it was broken and tried to fix it but, until the 2014 election, they didn't have the numbers. Following the 2014 election they did and the legislation was being expedited until the Northland by-election when the numbers changed.

You fawn over Jacinda. I am happy to be be tagged as a Judith Collins supporter. Get over it. Not everyone thinks the ex-President of the International Union of Socialist Youth (formed in 1907 as the youth wing of the Second Intenational) is God's gift to NZL.

Snowflake said...

If the Nats “knew” it was broken why couldn’t they convince anyone else it needed to be fixed in the nine years they warmed the treasury benches? Monstrous incompetence.

You can be as proud as you like to be a Collins sycophant. That and $3 will get you a popsicle.