National – The End is Nigh (Part #Toru)
The latest polls are out – and as this blogger has been predicting, National is in free-fall,
National – 45.8% (down 4)
Labour – 33.2% (up 3.8)
Greens – 14.4% (up 0.3
NZ First – 2.8% (up 0.5)
ACT -0.5% (up 0.3)
Maori Party – 1.4% (down 0.2)
Mana – 1% (N/C)
United Future – 0% (N/C)
Conservative party – 1.1% (N/C)
This rotten government will be out of office shortly. Banks will lose Epsom and Peter Dunne’s hair will suffer a structural collapse. If the Maori Party manages to keep their three electorates, it will be a miracle.
We are looking at a Labour/Green-led government to replace an ineffectual right wing government that has done very little except,
- Cut taxes for the rich
- Borrow to make up the shortfall in taxation revenue
- Hope that the ‘Market’ will deliver jobs and growth
- And day after day see more of our kids off to Australia
Aside from their most blind supporters, the middle class are abandoning National. People are finally beginning to see that this government has no plans for job growth and no vision for our society except to sell state assets to Mum and Dad investors…
… though Mum and Dad investors are currently too pre-occupied with losing their homes to worry much about whether to choose shares in Meridian or Might River Power,
Meanwhile, unemployment continues to rise, and even National’s figures for potential new jobs created by a new Convention Centre, built by Sky City in return for 500 more pokies, turn out to be dodgy,
A new government will have it’s work cut out for it. National has neglected the economy and social problems for three and a half years, and has cut state services to the point where their ongoing effectiveness is in question.
Let’s hope it’ll be another decade before voters flirt with another Tory government.
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