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Daily review 09/09/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 9th, 2020 - 11 comments
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11 comments on “Daily review 09/09/2020 ”

  1. Ad 1

    The Labour 2014 tax policy release was horrible.

    The Labour 2017 one was ridiculous promises.

    The Labour 2020 tax policy has landed softly and with zero political harm, and 6 weeks to polls close.

    Take a bow Minister Robertson.

  2. Stuart Munro 2

    A disgraceful capitulation to the neoliberal forces who have fucked New Zealand for so many of us. Hang your head in shame Grant, and thank your dark and squalid Gods if the masses don't hang it for you.

  3. ScottGN 3

    In the wake of the UMR poll results today my twitter feed has a lot of people saying Labour should either gift Auckland Central to Swarbrick or Labour voters should switch their party vote to the Greens to get them back.

    Here’s another idea. After 24 years of MMP isn’t it about time the Greens figured out the FPTP element of electorate votes and went and found themselves a seat they can win and hold on to. After all their colleagues in Australia, Canada and the UK have managed it. That way they could save themselves this triennial bullshit.

    • Andre 3.1

      Which seats do you reckon they should have a crack at making their own?

      • Sabine 3.1.1

        maybe not Auckland Central? I don't know, they don't seem to be running here in Rotorua at all.

        • Andre 3.1.1.1

          No doubt this will provoke swordfish to come along and flex his omniscience when it comes to NZ electoral results and polls, but the electorates that look to me like it might work are Rongotai and Wellington Central. Both those already have very strong Green vote shares, and Green plus Labour is about double the Nat vote, so it's very unlikely to have a vote split that lets the Nat sneak up the middle.

          • Sabine 3.1.1.1.1

            well, it still sounds very 'act – the Epsom Party" – to me.

            maybe we should not wonder why people are cynical about politics and its drivers. As for Chloe she is still young, and could potentially win any other year if she does not do so this year. I can't see how 'gifted seat by Labour' looks good on accomplishments.

          • weka 3.1.1.1.2

            Wellington Central, Robertson on 20,873, Shaw on 6,520

  4. observer 4

    I'm in Auckland Central and have now been phone polled twice.

    One was a robo-call ("press 1 if …" etc), I don't know who for. The other was an actual human, from Curia. In both cases there were specific questions about the candidates, not just the party vote. So we can expect to see results soon, followed by the inevitable discussion about tactical voting in the electorate.

    Oh, and I lied both times. The best reason to answer polls is to rig the results … wink

  5. ScottGN 5

    For starters Auckland Central, Wellington Central, Nelson (maybe). The point is they have never put any effort into it. Elizabeth May slogged for years to win her seat on Vancouver Island, ditto Adam Bandt in Melbourne and the wonderful Caroline Lucas in Brighton (who incidentally has increased her majority every election).

  6. ScottGN 6

    @Andre 3.1.1.1

    I agree but not going to work for this election though, Labour are too strong. The time for the Greens to have done this was 2011 or 2014 when Labour was at a low ebb.

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