Labour releases manufacturing policy at end of short, busy week heading in to Easter. Strategy?
â Brent Edwards (@rnzgallerybrent) April 16, 2014
Oh dear…Labour launches their ClusterTruck policy early in the week Â on nationwide television with a proud and beaming David Cunliffe, and by the weeks end issue a flat press release talking about their “upgrade” for manufacturing.
What sort of a strategist announces a policy for manufacturing the eve of a long weekend holiday?
The funny thing is there isn’t a single mention of the crisis that never was in manufacturing that Labour banged on about endlessly.
Steven Joyce has joined in on the kicking:
Labourâs so called âManufacturing Policyâ once again reheats the same old tired economic policies that would take New Zealand back to the dark days of high inflation, sluggish growth and low-job prospects, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.
âLabour is stubbornly determined to continue to manufacture a crisis in manufacturing when one simply doesnât exist,â Mr Joyce says.
âAs the latest BNZ-Business New Zealand Performance on Manufacturing Index shows, manufacturing has been expanding for the last 19 consecutive months and 14,300 more jobs were added in the last year. Manufacturing activity is at the highest level since 2006.Â Read more »