Labour and Andrew Little dead set useless at fundraising

Yesterday we wrote about the donations for the past year, today I had a close look at the donations returns for those over $30,000 and over $15,000.

Labour hasn’t a single donation in either category.

There are two things certain in political life. The first is that you need a path to victory. If you don’t have that then the second, which is the ability to garner donations will never happen.

This is what we are seeing with Labour’s donations returns.

Sure they raised $279,134 selling sausages, cakes, t-shirts and tea towels. But that would barely cover Fraser House expenses. I’m sure the General Secretary earns over a hundy, I sure as hell wouldn’t do that job unless it was more than that.

So Labour are broke and they are broke because they lack a path to victory.  

Andrew Little has dreadful negatives as our regular INCITE/Curia polling shows, and people simply don’t trust him or Labour. There is currently no path to victory for Labour.

Consequently donors are keeping their wallets shut, or they are donating to individual MP’s who have a decent story to tell. But mostly the wallets are closed.

If Labour isn’t raising plenty of cash this year then they are screwed for next year.

Money doesn’t buy you elections, we know that because of Colin Craig, Kim Dotcom and also the Act party, but it sure keeps the hungry wolves from the door.

From the looks of it National is winning the donations game, and is likely to have enough cash to fight two elections.

Word is that Labour’s finances are so parlous that they’ve even asked Mike Williams to have a go at strong arming donors like he used to. I heard he had politely refused.

Watch now for calls for state funding of political parties.

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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.

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