Incite Politics

How to stroke the electoral cat without getting scratched

The greatest mistake in party politics is to confuse the needs of one’s staunchest supporters with those of the entire electorate. Unfortunately, it’s an error to which political activists are notoriously prone. Staunch supporters care the most; attend the most meetings; make the most noise. Worse still, they’re the sort of people political activists are most inclined to agree with – the people most like them. It’s always difficult to avoid the errors of our own ways!

Simon Lusk’s rejection of Social Investment as the prime policy vector for National’s re-election, in favour of . . .

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