The Labour party are a bunch of shameless pricks.

Labour will expand the role of Plunket and other child health providers so that for the first time they can get alongside vulnerable mums before their baby is even born, Labour Leader David Shearer has announced.

“Too many of our kids fall through the cracks and suffer neglect, hardship and abuse.  We need to work with young mums and dads to make sure they have the skills and support they need to make the best decisions for their children.

“Plunket is a national treasure and has helped generations of Kiwi kids get a great start in life.  It has a long tradition of looking after our youngest and most vulnerable and I want to see us build on that success.  

“That’s why the next Labour government will fund a nurse to make extra visits in the home of the most in-need mums before baby is even born.

This is of course is the same Labour party that under Helen Clark refused to extend funding for Plunket Line.

Now that their focus groups are telling them that no one cares about GCSB and Andrea Vance or Kim Dotcom they are finding cash for plunket that they refused to find before.


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  • Bunswalla

    Or to be more accurate their mouth is writing cheques that their bank can’t cash. They can pretty much offer anything this far out from the election; nobody will really believe it and they won’t be able to cost it. Good job pointing out their hypocrisy – when I read the first paragraph I immediately remembered when the Plunket Line funding was so callously withdrawn, and thought it had to be when Labour was running things.

  • Col

    Nosey Shearer is really trying for votes when it gets down to this, if it aren’t just good enough kissing babies, he has to get in there before the baby is born, trying to hold on to the umbilical cord won’t stop you falling.

    • PM of NZ

      More like getting in early so when their voting breeder drops they will be able to suckle the Labour wet nurse teat of handouts for life rather than the poisonous nectar of the industrial farming capitalist corporate FongTerror.

  • JeffDaRef

    Who says they’ve found the cash?
    Just another in a long list of “promises” – they’ll leave finding the cash for some other time….

  • Jmac

    Last election it was a ridiculous extension of paid parental leave. Same old. Kiddies make easy election bribes.

  • Red

    From the same bucket as Annette King steadfastly promising for 9 years to stamp out Rheumatic Fever and never spending a cent on it

  • Jmac

    9 Months till election day?

  • conwaycaptain

    Remember Rowling with his DBP??? Look what that is now. Same idea though

  • Rusty B

    Hey Sheep Shearer aka Dickhead, how about this: NO DPB unless the father(s) names are on the birth certificate. DPB strangely enough is NOT a career choice. Maximum DPB assistance should be for 2 kids only. Any more at your cost!!
    Plunket is a national treasure I agree and they should be majorly supported not the screaming memes that can’t stop shagging!!

  • blairmulholland

    I loathe Plunket, they are the literal Nanny State. The only thing they’re good for is dope smoking ferals that can barely wipe their own arse, let alone take care of a child. Defund the busybodies!

    • Cadwallader

      I agree. I found their role became anachronistic meddling by their reps who seemed of ordinary talent at best.

      • Muffin

        Awful people, told my mother I would likely be a midget when i was one week old, I’m 6 foot now, but didn’t stop her crying for two days. She refused to let them in the house for the next three sons.

    • Bunswalla

      They speak well of you.

  • spollyike

    “most in-need mums…” so part-muddy or dpb budgers then?

  • steve and monique

    More nana state politics,and a carrot on the string to get votes.

  • slade52

    in need of what?

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Using children as a lever, to fuck with mums brain and get her to vote Liarbour.