Andrew Little the picture of negativity

Josie Pagani and some academic I’ve never heard of explain the problems that Andrew Little is facing with his relentless negativity.

Jennifer Marshment-Lees, a Auckland University expert in political marketing, says that is one of the problems. “[Little] needs to stop criticising everything the National Government do. The voters voted them in, so if you keep criticising a party that is still relatively popular and respected then you’re criticising the voters.”

She pointed to “peripheral” examples such as the flag as well as bigger issues including the TPP, talking down the economy and Labour’s gloomy response to the return to surplus. “Hitting a government on its main strength is a bit stupid.”

She also pointed to Labour railing against the deployment of trainers to Iraq. “Andrew Little started with negativity and he should have acknowledged it’s a difficult decision for a Prime Minister.”   

It’s a view Labour Party member and political commentator Josie Pagani shares. “There is no political movement in history that’s ever won without being hopeful. Think of Martin Luther King or Justin Trudeau. At the moment it feels like Labour’s message is, ‘New Zealand is going to hell in handbasket, the Chinese are coming to get us, your lives are miserable and, by the way, you’re fat. Vote for us.’ It’s just not going to work.”

Josie Pagani is 200% correct, it’s just such a shame she won’t be listened to by the Labour Party.

All Labour tell us is what Josie has said, but also that they are on the side of the criminal classes, both here and across the Tasman, bludgers and bad wogs trying to get here.

They have nothing to say about working New Zealanders, and it is little wonder their poll results are so dreadful. The phone is off the hook.

Labour continued that theme yesterday by announcing they want to ban Watties Tomato sauce, control what we eat and  bring in a Stalinist Central Planning Committee to tell us where and how we should live.


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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.