Scott Yorke has a post that purports to be a statement from David Cunliffe.
I think it is supposed to be satireÂ but it seems like a completely plausible statement from Cunliffe.
I got into politics because I wanted to make a difference. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™ve been talking to hardworking Kiwis all around the country, listening to what they have to say. The message Iâ€™m hearing again and again is that John Keyâ€™s government just isnâ€™t listening. Our Prime Minister is totally out of touch.
If thereâ€™s one issue that comes up time and time again, itâ€™s the state of our transport infrastructure. Kiwis have had a gutsful of being stuck in traffic. A Labour government will invest heavily in public transport, but we also wonâ€™t be afraid to make bold changes to our road rules.
Motorists tell us theyâ€™re fed up with being stuck behind heavy trucks who show no consideration for others on the road. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™re announcing that under a Labour government trucks wonâ€™t be allowed to travel in the fast lanes of three and four lane highways. Our policy will keep traffic moving, and reduce congestion on the roads.
But weâ€™re not stopping there. People also tell us that they canâ€™t stand it when theyâ€™re merging in traffic, and when some clown in a souped-up car tries to push ahead of everyone else. Weâ€™ll make sure everyone merging in traffic follows the rules.Â Read more »