I will try to provide some more detailed comment on the budget tomorrow but my initial impression is that today Judith Collins was missing in action and David Seymour revelled in his chance to oppose the Government’s budget.
He has one important feature that favours him and the ACT party.
At least they have an alternative proposal.
Collins is missing out big time because the vast majority of the population is comfortable with what is happening. Trying to raise the grumpiness level of ordinary kiwis will never work. Especially when you do not have an alternative vision.
Seymour at least presented an alternative. An intellectually indefensible alternative and from an inclusive Aotearoan view a terrifyingly alternative but at least it is an alternative.
If you need proof here is Judith’s response to the budget.
And here is Smeghead’s response.
New Zealand’s right wing parties have a problem. Smeghead is their most coherent communicator. And the only one with a future view. Dystopian as it may be.