When we published the results of our MP survey on John Key’s “we would love to see wages drop” quote last week, we knew that we would not be getting any more responses. The MPs, especially the National ones, would to told in no uncertain terms not to reply by their media people. But there’s one MP who is always a little behind the play and just responded today. Since he made the effort, here is Gordon Copeland’s reply in full:
“I strongly disagree. In fact it will be a core Kiwi Party policy to lift wages in NZ considerably.”
I don’t want to be churlish, but note there is no mention of how the Kiwi Party would actually lift wages, which reminds me of the National responses. The Labour, NZF, Maori, United Future, and Green responses nearly all included some mention of how wages had been and should be lifted, whereas National’s MPs either didn’t say wages should be lifted or offered no detail on how they would lift them.
Maybe National and the Kiwi Party should consider campaigning as an alliance with an appropriate name: ‘The Warm Platitudes Coalition’ maybe? Or ‘The Policy Vacuum Front’? Any more ideas?