Another Dead Rat for Labour to Swallow


Labour are tanking in the polls, going backwards after another three years of inept political management and piss poor fundraising.

The biggest dead rat that Labour will have to swallow is they need to stop fighting for minorities and start fighting for middle New Zealand.

New Zealand has moved on from the Helen Clark era, and is sick to death of politicians who are more interested in fighting for minorities than fighting to make us all better off.

Labour’s tone deaf appeal to New Zealand to look after bludgers has totally alienated middle New Zealand.  

Middle New Zealand is aspirational and reckons that you should be rewarded for working hard not for bludging hard.

Here is a classic example.

People with mortgages are working their guts out to pay down their mortgage. Housing New Zealand has people who are paying artificially low rents in their houses, which doesn’t piss too many people off too badly. What does piss people off is when some old lady won’t move out of a large four bedroomed state house when her kids have left home because it is “her home”. It is not her home, it is a state house that is supposed to be for people who need a hand up.

When Labour campaign to keep the old lady in “her” house they are not listening to middle New Zealand who can’t see why someone on the bludge should keep a big house when they are struggling to pay of their mortgage.

Labour will have a big sook on behalf of the bludger and say it isn’t fair. So what. It may not be fair in Labour’s eyes, but it is definitely isn’t fair to the family paying a bloody big mortgage to subsidise the bludging old lady who thinks “her” house means she should keep a state house that is suited to a large family.

When Labour start taking the side of the mortgage payer not the bludger New Zealand might pick up the phone again.

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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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