The Labour Lolly Scramble, Ctd

One of the more bizarre promises made in the #laboursgottalent lolly scramble has been contestant #2’s promise of a living wage for taxi drivers.

Here is David Cunliffe promising to give taxi drivers a living wage (a more than three-fold increase if we accept his numbers)

And what is the logical response to this policy?

Most likely, a tripling in the cost of taxi fares and fewer taxis/drivers.

Having said that, Cunliffe doesn’t care about the cost (because the taxpayer funds his cab rides), but I’m pretty sure everyone else who uses a taxi will definitely mind.

And why stop at cab drivers?

Given that taxi drivers are often contractors and in business for themselves, does this mean that Labour will guarantee a living wage to everyone that runs a small business?


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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