In the latest ‘Letter’, Act says that being in government was a mistake.
Readers may not have noticed, and if so we are sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but ACT is struggling in the polls. This would seem surprising as the party now has the whole of the right/center to itself.¬† The Letter thinks there is an organisational issue here.¬† ACT joining National in government has compromised the party.¬† In the last five years, what have we heard from ACT on the advantages of low flat tax to increase investment, growth and jobs?¬†¬† How many speeches have you heard on the advantages of free markets?¬† ¬†It has taken having a leader outside Parliament to get ACT back to advocating the party‚Äôs core policies. Those policies remain ACT‚Äôs bedrock. Yet, it is a big ask to expect a new leader in five months to overcome five years of being too close to government.
I disagree with them on this.
The alternative being espouses seems to be that the delivery of Charter Schools was a poor choice and instead they’d rather have made 200 speeches to no one about flat tax.¬† Read more »