Is it time for a Grand Coalition?

[Imported from Whale Oil Beef Hooked on Blogger]

Many would think so.

Clearly there are some hurdles to making this so, however in the main areas of concern they should be able to be sort some kind of consensus out.

  1. Taxation – clearly even Labour agrees there must be tax cuts otherwise they would have remained steadfast throughout the election.
  2. Foreign policy, apart from Kyoto there is not much different here between the two.
  3. Business– would be very happy, they have learned to live under Labour but would clearly balk at nutcases like the Greens around the cabinet table.
  4. Health – I think everyone agrees things could be better here, Some compromise from National could help here.
  5. Treaty/Maori seats, both can compromise here, Labour in retaining the seats and National a little on race, but realistically no one can argue against “one law for all”
  6. PM/Deputy PM. Helen resigns, goes off to a cushy job at the UN like she was going to do anyway. Share all other portfolios between the parties.

Broad agreement across almost every other area shouldn’t that hard to achieve.

What would be achieved by this.

  1. Marginalisation of minor parties. This would see the end of pontificating wankers like Dunne and Anderton as well as the madcap Greens.
  2. Stable government for the foreseeable future.
  3. Economic stability.
  4. Essentially what everyone voted for anyway.
 


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