I’ve been doing a fair bit of thinking about Labour’s strategy.
I am pretty sure that Labour is trying to do a poor emulation of what National did between 2002 and 2005.
They are a little premature in that they haven’t yet had their loss like 2002 but they are heading in the at direction is sources telling me about Labour’s internal polling are correct.
National spent most of the gap between 2002 and 2005 trying to kill of Act. It was difficult as they were very active at this time.
Don Brash ascended the leadership and issued the now infamous Orewa speech, it was at that moment that the beginning of the end of the Act party started.
What has happened since though has caused National to have very few support partners, but at the same time hoover pretty much all of the centre right support.
Could Labour now being doing the same thing…they appear to be doing so with their lurch to the left.
The appointment of Matt McCarten cements this and his knowledge of left-wing politics should enable them to smack up…hard…the Green party.
We know that many in labour see green votes as rightfully theirs, and they think they also own the ‘pooftah’ vote and the union vote. But those interest groups are shrinking. Â Read more »