Todayâ€™s Herald (the Entertainment section if you can believe that) asked Helen Kelly the following question:
What would you change about battles of the recent past?
Helen Kelly seems not to have learned anything. She needs to read Lakoff, people donâ€™t understand complexities, no matter how much you go on about it.
With the Port(s of Auckland), Affco andÂ The Hobbit, I’d like to have been more strategic at the beginning. I’d like to have had more of a strategic discussion. But I do think even withÂ The Hobbit, that those disputes weren’t so bad for us. With a little time and distance, people understood the complexities … I think in some cases it inspires people. They realise that you can fight back. You can win.
What she should have learned is the public are not on the unions side, when the public find out that union bludgers are getting paid $91k a year for a 27 hour working week they get pissed off, unions waging ideological battles from the 1970s get beaten, Simon Oosterman’s lies get found out and that if you lie in the modern world it will end up online very quickly.
A small collection of Helen Kellyâ€™s biggest lies will appear here at some time in the future to remind people that Helen Kelly should not be MP for Rongatai because she has huge ethical issues, mainly around telling the truth.
Helen Kelly is part of the horrible union frame that turns people off. Class warfare is a thing of the past, and being on TV protesting just reminds people of the horrible ideological battles from the past.