Written By: - Date published: 1:15 pm, June 29th, 2013 - 75 comments
Categories: accountability, david cunliffe, democracy under attack, housing, john key, labour, poverty, slippery, transport - Tags:
The political speculators, and left wing underminers are having a field day, while John Key spins his fiscal irresponsibility, and remakes a distorted version of of Len Brown’s popular Auckland transport policies, in his own road-worshiping image. Railways for the post-Key future, to be paid for on the never-never: SkyCity, and Roads for the better off being funded and planned immediately. Meanwhile affordable housing for those on low incomes, and the dire need for more state houses, take back-seat to the concerns of middle-class first time home buyers.
And in the face of such urgent issues, the largest NZ opposition party seems to be firing on half-cylinder. It’s time for the Labour caucus to bury their self-serving personality conflicts, and start working for their country. Too many Kiwis, especially
those on low incomes,
those on benefits,
those searching for jobs and/or qualifications,
the young whose future is looking anything but brighter,
…….. are being marginalised while the SkyCity wheelers and dealers are courted.
Why is your most effective operator, nationally and in Auckland, being left,
stiil firing, still sharp,
in the margins of In the House On Demand, while Key, Joyce, Nick Smith and Brownlee have their way with Auckland?
Cunliffe serves his local Auckland electorate well, and understands the dangers of the Key government’s ways of over-riding and co-opting local democracy.
Resource Management Reform Bill – Second Reading
Cunliffe actively understand the pressing national issues, within the international economic context:
Budget Debate May 2013
While I crave more radical politics, Cunliffe does his centre left politics extremely well. At the moment he is a wasted talent.
I am not an NZ Labour Party member, and usually try to hold back from posting too much on the state of the Labour Caucus and its leadership. In recent times I have voted Green Party, and David Cunliffe for my electorate MP.
However, I am currently contemplating, in a mixture of despair and anger, the continuing march of slippery John Key’s theft of the common weal, while the Kiwis with the least powerful voices are being neglected.
Labour MPs, it’s time to get over your personality politics, and careerist maneuverings, and step up.
Your country needs you.