If I were John Key trying to get the momentum back off the Opposition heading towards re-election next year, I’d start my next big speech like this:
Right now, if you’re born poor, you will die an average nine years earlier than the others.
If you’re in a state school, you’re less likely to reach the top professions than if you’re educated privately.
If you suffer from mental health problems, there’s not enough help at hand.
If you’re young, you’ll find it harder than ever before to own your own home.
If you’re from an ordinary, working-class family, life is just that much harder than people realize.
You have a job, but you don’t always have job security.
You can just about manage, but you worry about the cost of living and the quality of the local school
It is why we will make … a society that works for everyone, so we can bring people back together rich and poor, north and south, urban and rural, brown and white …
Because it is apparent to anybody who is in touch with the real world that … to any member of the public, the frustration they feel about the loss of control over their day-to-day lives is obvious….
And we need to get tough on irresponsible behavior by big business.
Because we don’t just believe in markets, but communities.
We don’t just believe in individualism, but society.
We believe that everybody, not just the privileged few, has a right to take ownership of what matters in their lives.
And then,” said Labour’s leader Jeremy Corbyn …
“And then,” said new Conservative leader of Great Britain Theresa May two weeks ago, “we will build a better Britain.”
Surprised? Though it was Corbyn did you?
John Key should take notes: be truthful, be blunt, and believe.