Labour is not perceived as business friendly


Deloitte’s Mood of the Boardroom survey simply confirms what exclusive INCITE:Politics polling has shown:

CEOs rated leading Opposition MPs’ performance over the past year on a scale of 1-5 where 1 equals not impressive and 5 equals very impressive.

Consistent with last year’s Mood of the Boardroom survey, Labour’s Jacinda Ardern tops the list of Opposition MPs, as rated by CEOs, closely followed by Green co-leader James Shaw.

“The Labour leadership is still unpersuasive,” said a senior legal executive. “James Shaw has great credibility.”

Both Ardern, who is Labour’s small business spokesperson, and Shaw, who is the Green’s economic spokesperson, have achieved significant cut-through with the senior business community over the past year.

But if the 2016 ratings are not bad enough for Little, he was also out-ranked by three other major opposition party leaders: Shaw, who at 3.21/5 was ranked second on the list just below Ardern on 3.37/5; NZ First Leader Winston Peters (2.90/5) and Greens Co-Leader Mitiria Turei (2.37/5).

When business leaders find more credibility with the Green party, you just know Labour are well and totally lost.

Mitiria Turei rates better with business leaders than Andrew Little does.

That means they’d rather deal with a crazy, McGillicuddy Serious party, sword wielding, castle dwelling fruit loop rather than a militant union bovver boy with absolutely no credibility.

As readers have noted, Andrew Little saying Helen Clark’s advice was “hollow” was sufficient to drop his Ballsup record back to zero.  He failed to set a new record on that run.  So today the board stands at:


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