Labour starts shedding its dopey policies

Andrew Little has stabbed their dopey power policy in the guts.

It will be interesting watching the left wing apologists who all promoted that policy now claim it was dud all along.

It was never going to work, and every example they provided fell down when the facts were presented.

Labour leader Andrew Little has all but dumped the party’s controversial NZ Power policy.

In his opening address to the party’s annual conference in Palmerston North Little said the policy, which aimed to set up a single buyer for the country’s power generation, was too complex to explain simply to voters.

When it was announced it was widely criticised by business and the sector as too interventionist.   

Little said the policy, which was unveiled before the last election in concert with a similar policy from the Greens, was important.

There was something wrong with the power system, given rising prices and the high salaries paid to top executives in the sector.

“But our answer to that has to be something we can explain simply to New Zealanders. … So we will have to revisit the NZ Power policy.”

It is understood the Greens will also drop the policy before the next election.

Little said Labour at the next election would campaign on a small number of priority issues – six at the most – not 140; a reference to Labour’s extensive platform at the last election.

He also pledged to show the voters what a Labour led coalition government would look like.”they will know what we stand for.”

We already know what Labour stands for.

They are the party representing bludgers, criminals and bad wogs wanting to come here.

If Labour want to start being relevant then they really need to focus on working Kiwis and not bludgers.


– Fairfax

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