Yesterday a desperate Labour party resorted to race-baiting in order to try and gain some traction.
Unfortunately their shameless attempt to emulate Winston Peters ended up covered in Kak as it was revealed that their “statistics” were as slippery as a dock covered in duck poo.
It got me thinking.
What is Labour focussing on and why aren’t they focussing on real issues?
So, what we know is Labour thinks that people with chinky sounding surnames investing in property is bad. By extension anyone with a funny sounding surname investing in property is bad…and the logical extension from all their policies against property investment is that working hard, saving, buying property, collecting rent is all bad in their books and these property owning hard working, migrants mostly, Kiwis are stuffing the economy.
In particular they are focussing on the over representation in a highly selective data set of Asian property owners.
That is what Labour is focussing on.
What they aren’t focussing on is policies that address over representation in other statistics. Statistics New Zealand tells us that Asian make up 12% of the population. Maori are 15%, Europeans 74%, Pasifika 7% and 1% are Middle Eastern, Latin American or African. Read more »