Andrew Little is continuing to get headlines for his principled stands on the issues. For example:
Labour leader Andrew Little warns SkyCity over deal
… Labour leader Andrew Little said a government under his leadership would be tougher.
It would look at legislating to reduce the 28-year extension to the SkyCity licence, granted as part of gambling concessions given to SkyCity for building a $402 million centre.
“If they put up a dog, then they’re not going to get away with it.”
Labour continues to oppose NZ involvement in anti-IS coalition
Labour continues to oppose New Zealand’s involvement in the United States-led anti IS coalition. Andrew Little says this country doesn’t have the air strike capability to engage, and the military training option suggested for New Zealand troops won’t make a difference.
His leadership is earning him praise from the unlikeliest of sources:
Opinion: Andrew Little is owning it
Andrew Little is owning it.
Case in point: yesterday’s opening of Parliament. Labour was dished up a dream issue with John Key on the ropes over the SkyCity pokies deal. Little made the most of it – nailing the attack lines in and out of the House.
The rise from little-known MP to Labour leader is proving to be a master-class in early-stage political leadership.
Our first 3 News Reid-Research poll shows people think Little is Labour’s most capable leader since Helen Clark.
He’s owning the stand-offs with John Key in Parliament, owning the media stand-ups and by choosing to stand-down on policy for the time being, he’s owning that too.
It’s looking more and more like Labour has found the right leader at last. And that’s good news no matter where you sit on the political Left!