Here’s your New Zealand Herald opining on policies that Labour should announce this weekend:
The Labour Party holds its pre-election conference this weekend. It has every chance of producing a policy that might give its supporters a sense of direction. Labour already has announced new taxes on high incomes and rental property sales. The revenue it stands to gain gives it room to announce that it can finance something more productive than an extension of social benefits.
Then again, Labour could surprise all pundits by promising to pay down debt faster than National and resume contributions to the Cullen Fund earlier. Promises such as those might not set its conference alight but they would be a sign it is seriously ready to return to power. National offered a future of little more than road cones; Labour can probably do better.
Um, yeah. So Labour already did that. Last Wednesday. As reported but eh Herald’s Gallery team.
Once the Herald’s editorial team catches up, I am hopeful of a Monday headline screaming: “Labour seriously ready to return to power.”
Given recent history, however, I am preparing for: “Desperate Labour, lacking ideas, copies Herald editorial.”