Yet another policy inoculation today from the Nats, this time on paid parental leave. Judith Collins is now “generally not against it” and in typically decisive fasion John Key “thinks” he’s for it. What’s really astounding about this u-turn is how many of their MPs are on record as having vehemently opposed it since day one.
Anne Tolley is on record as having told the Herald: [paid parental leave is] “driven by ’70s feminist union ideology rather than by the real needs of women in the 21st century”.
Kate Wilkinson told the Dom Post in May “when it came to home life, the state should butt out”.
Judith Collins once told the Sunday Star Times: “I would have much rather had a tax cut than paid parental leave”, but today told the New Zealand Herald “I could seriously have done with paid parental leave when I had a little child”.