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11:50 am, June 28th, 2019 - 105 comments
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God bless their cotton pickin socks. On behalf of the National Party Judith Collins has offered to help Labour deal with the housing crisis, the one that National is responsible for.
From Jo Moir at Radio New Zealand this morning:
National says Phil Twyford’s demotion is an admission KiwiBuild could never work, and argues the government needs the opposition’s expertise on housing.
Expertise? They have shown to be very adept at selling off social housing, creating the leaky home disaster, and driving up house prices to unsustainable levels and creating the crisis that we have.
And many of them are landlords. But I don’t think this is what she is referring to.
Judith is proposing that there should be a political consensus on housing:
… Collins said KiwiBuild was never going to work and Ms Ardern’s reshuffle was simply an acknowledgement of that.
But she has extended an olive branch, saying it was time Labour and National got on the same page over housing.
“So what they should do is talk to us about urban development, [Resource Management Act] reform and how to get stuff done.
“And I think a whole lot of people in New Zealand would like Labour and National to be sitting down talking … the same language so we don’t constantly keep changing the way in which we operate,” she said.
And in a moment of weakness she admitted that she has been recently been playing political games
Ms Collins told Morning Report she had some sympathy for Mr Twyford.
“I’ve dealt with a lot of property developments over the years, I know how hard it is… it’s hard for me to see this happening, and thinking I can just play games with this which is easy for me to do, but actually it does need to get sorted out.”
Although nice Judith could not help herself and then contradicted a claim by Simon Bridges that as a show of how well they get on he and she had dinner a couple of nights beforehand.
I was about to say “What’s happened? Judith Collins going all reasonable and sensible all of a sudden”. Then she knifed Simon Bridges in the back #DinnerWhatDinner rofl— Vincristine (@vincristine) June 27, 2019
I hope that the media push back on Collins’s claims. Because the housing crisis that we have is the result of years of inept political leadership by the last Government. And it will not be solved overnight.