Written By: - Date published: 8:05 am, October 15th, 2018 - 44 comments
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A new political party has been announced. It’s name is Better New Zealand and it wants to create, er, a better New Zealand.
Its website is something to behold. A screen shot is above. It is apparently written in plain vanilla html. It is like a throw back to the 1990s.
The leader appears to be Daniel McCaffery. If I am not mistaken he was a Labour Party rogernome back in the 1980s and 1990s, a member of the Backbone club and was Labour candidate for Te Atatu in 1990 which he lost. I presume he then went onto ACT.
The policies are not, how would you say, well developed as yet.
The first policy is to reduce corporate tax to 10% within two years. That way apparently Companies will then be able to pay higher wages to lower income earners and this will ensure balanced prosperity.
The policy is so stunning you have to ask why hasn’t this been tried before? Or has it?
BNZ wants to remove excise duty on alcohol, cigarettes and fuel. Clearly they are aiming for the bogan vote.
BNZ wants to bring back enforcement to the Ministry of Transport. They yearn for New Zealand in the 1980s.
Amongst the mish mash of policies is one about global warming. At least BNZ accepts that it is occurring. But as New Zealand produces 0.15% of the world’s greenhouse gasses with only 0.06% of the population we should bludge and not worry about it. The US, China and India are where the action is. Apparently action by New Zealand is futile and should cease. 39% of the world’s population should cover the rest of us. The world would be absolutely doomed with this sort of denial of responsibility.
To top off the list of policies BNZ proposes to legalise and regulate the supply of cannabis. Bogans will really be pleased.
I was disappointed to not read an anti 1080 policy. Perhaps this is on the way.
I suspect that BNZ’s prospects of capturing the public’s imagination are rather low. Even if it gets a better website.