Labour messages don’t line up.
Phil Goff, Labour Party Leader
I want Labour to connect with people, to engage with people and communities throughout the country to help us develop policies that reflect the needs and aspirations of all New Zealanders.
Trevor Mallard, Labour MP Hutt South
The key point for us is not to be dragged down into the detail on the CGT. The public don’t care and we get boring.
Goff claims connection and communication, Mallard leads a PR campaign that seems aimed at keeping people in the dark. We could just as easily read Mallard as saying “we don’t care about informing the public of the detail”.
- The detail was not made available to the public. I looked for detail and it wasn’t available on the Labour website.
- Labour would not “engage” with me, I posted a comment on their website and it was ignored (or censored).
- I have raised points about CGT policy on blogs and have been actively attacked and discussion has been discouraged.
Who runs Labour? Is this why Goff can appear so uncomfortable when speaking – his honesty and wish to connect is being overridden by the party?
CGT deserves a decent debate.
It appears that Labour is cynically using CGT as a tool to try and get elected and don’t want the merits of CGT debated. They want to control the messsage, and shout down any attempts at discussion.
Labour still don’t understand why the public have become so pissed off with politicians.
Goff says what he thinks the public want to hear (maybe he believes it).
Mallard keeps playing the old game of propaganda and manipulation and hiding details from the public.
I want honesty and real engagement with the public on policies. I think we deserve better – if Goff really is a leader he should live up to his word. Otherwise his face will keep betraying him.