I’m not going to repeat the list of all the things that are starting to make people angry and scared or catalogue the broken promises (privatising ACC fast approaching in National’s first term) or go over in fine detail the fact that National are anything but Labour lite. I just to know where the hell is Labour? Where’s Phil Goff’s leadership here? C’mon guys. If you can’t find ammo for opposition, if you can’t take control of the reigns in this environment, with protests and street marches, and crap coalition management and the media finally biting into National, when will you?
I know Phil’s got it in him. I’ve seen him in action and he’s impressed me but it feels like Labour’s gone to ground because of the polls. The poll results are to be expected less than a year out from an election – and an election where Labour got decicively whupped by an incredibly popular National leader – but to get ahead, Labour’s got to get out there. We know Helen Clark’s star started to spiral earthwards when she got defensive and lost touch with her base. Let’s learn from our own history.
Labour, turn your attention to your people who are being screwed by National’s cuts in services and hikes in cost.
Get angy about it.
And then let us know that you are. When you do that, we’ll be there right behind you.