Phil Quin notes something strange about Justin Lester…it seems he is wanting to save “the little people”.
No secret I’m supporting Nick Leggett, so I was listening to the Newstalk ZB mayoral candidates debate this morning, and one exchange stood out. When asked about the Living Wage, Labour’s candidate Justin Lester said he supported it because he wants to support “the little people”.
Who on earth does he have in mind?
Moderator Tim Fookes asked him to clarify.
Cleaners and security staff, Lester explained.
So, cleaners and security guards, as long as you know you are the little people and people like Justin Lester are here to save you, you have nothing to worry about. What condescending, messianic bullshit.
I could write 100,000 words on why Labour is failing — in fact, I probably have –– without getting close to encapsulating Labour’s problem as well as this off-the-cuff truth bomb from Justin Lester.
Here’s the clip. The other voices you hear are Nicola Young and Nick Leggett.
How many dwarves are there in Wellington. Do they need saving?
Or does he mean he is campaigning for votes from Hobbits?
Seems a strange thing to say. Only about 1 in 40,000 people are dwarves according to Google.
So, I wonder just how many “little people” is he trying to save?
– Phil Quin