Labour’s new billboards

It’s hard to believe that Labour could change so markedly. They have even come up with some quite reasonable billboards.

They look much better than their old ones. Simple and effective.

25 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  August 18, 2017

    The alt right on kiwi blog will be ranting tonight

  2. artcroft

     /  August 18, 2017

    I want the old Labour back. They can’t just circumvent their constitution and put someone competent in charge. The unions need to knock this nonsense on the head and put Richard Wagstaff in charge.

    • Corky

       /  August 18, 2017

      Arty, if labour wont change back, you’ll have to back yourself. Lead one of these new billboards as a warning.

      The unions have always worked on the fear priciple.

      • duperez

         /  August 18, 2017

        They’d be the only ones to ever work on the fear principle, eh? I remember the blue rinse ladies in front of me quaking when John Banks talked, well threatened I suppose, about the reds under the bed. I remember a very recent PM doing the same with terrorism.

        • Corky

           /  August 18, 2017

          I’m sure you have enlightened Arty. Although I think John Banks is the last thing on his mind. Blue rinsers, too.

  3. lurcher1948

     /  August 18, 2017

    https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20638160_1627865697224566_1124445031668161024_n.jpg?oh=3d8ac5fdcf0c65c3fc532382cf8b83ba&oe=5A2E64E8
    RED isn’t racist sexist and he’s in FEILDING tomorrow do agility, and he doesn’t abuse anyone.

  4. MaureenW

     /  August 18, 2017

    I don’t have any issue with the billboards (even if I don’t believe the message). They’re clear, the message is clear and positive – National have a problem.

    • PDB

       /  August 18, 2017

      Empty promises……

      More taxes – lets do this!

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  August 18, 2017

        The unadorned ‘Let’s Do This’ is a meaningless message. Let’s do what ?

        • PDB

           /  August 18, 2017

          Ardern is a meaningless messenger – all slogan, empty promises and no detail. I say good luck if people want to vote into govt a party that has zero talent across it’s MP’s to actually effectively run the economy – should be an interesting 3 years.

          • But so far she’s been very effective and successful.

            • PDB

               /  August 18, 2017

              Mainly due to a very easy ride by the MSM and the Greens implosion.

            • Mainly due to being the right sort of new leader at an opportune time doing a lot of things successfully.

            • PDB

               /  August 18, 2017

              If ‘doing a lot of things successfully’ means being ‘Jacinda’ and being happy to be heavily promoted by the MSM and also announce policy with no detail behind it then I totally agree with you.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  August 19, 2017

            groannnnnn…..please let that not happen….

          • Blazer

             /  August 19, 2017

            National have been vague on policy for 8 years…’on the cusp of..something ..special’…pretty broad…cusp!

        • Gezza

           /  August 18, 2017

          The unadorned ‘Let’s Do This’ is a meaningless message. Let’s do what ?

          It’s all there in the billboards but because you will be voting for another party you are missing it. It’s actually quite simple and effective for targetting swing voters & non-voters last time.

          Vote Labour – let’s do this
          More homes (built for kiwis)
          Clean rivers (cleaned up faster)
          Strong regions (more govt investment in them)
          Better healthcare
          Free education (free tertiary / trades)
          World class transport (more spent on infrastructure, road and rail)
          Vote Labour if you want all those things.

          That’s the messaging. Those are the key policies it seems they’ll campaign on. This looks to me like the pledge card idea.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  August 19, 2017

            Yes, but some of the billboards just say ‘Let’s Do This.’

            Free education ? Won’t it cost anyone anything ? Where is the money for this and the other things coming from ?

            • Gezza

               /  August 19, 2017

              Asking that & challenging the answers as often & as publicly as possible is the job of Labour’s opponents. It should be the media’s job as well but I don’t think we can assume they will do that.

              Labour’s job is to sell the idea that getting these things is desirable, doable, & worth the cost, however it will be paid for, and whoever has to pay for it.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  August 19, 2017

              People might not want to pay for someone whose parents are much better off than they are themselves to go to university ‘free’. There’s nothing that’s free, someone has to pay for it.

              Gouging the taxpayer may make things doable, but it’s not worth the cost.

            • Gezza

               /  August 19, 2017

              Yep. So it will come down to a numbers game. How many people will feel that it is.

      • Blazer

         /  August 18, 2017

        your comment is like National …tired ,worn out ,no vision,…same old.

  5. PDB

     /  August 18, 2017

    A hell of a lot more spending in those billboards with free education, clean rivers, better healthcare, more homes, world-class transport.

    When are Labour going to tell us how they are going to pay for it all? Either much higher taxes or a lot more borrowing in a time we should be paying down debt. When are Labour going to announce policy to help grow the economy and keep businesses & jobs growing? These surpluses they are assuming will still be generated if they are in govt aren’t going to happen without policy to stimulate the economy. If Grant Robertson is the answer for finance Minister the people are asking the wrong question.

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    • Blazer

       /  August 18, 2017

      Its all been costed.Stop pretending it hasn’t.

      • PDB

         /  August 18, 2017

        Maths was never your strong point – have a look at all their spending promises (http://www.labour.org.nz/announced_policies) – a huge list of big spending promises.

        As of July 2017 Labour was promising $19 billion in extra spending – somehow they have also promised they will “maintain operating surpluses, reduce debt to 20 per cent within five years and keep Government spending to 30 per cent of GDP.” – this is fantasyland stuff UNLESS they massively increase the tax intake.

        There is no other way except conveniently their MOU ends prior to election day so they can just simply say their ‘budget responsibility rules’ also end on that day too.

        Stuff: “Under Labour’s memorandum of understanding to work with the Greens during the election campaign period, the two parties have also jointly signed up to a self-imposed document laying out some budget responsibility rules. 

        It requires both parties to agree to maintain operating surpluses, reduce debt to 20 per cent within five years and keep Government spending to 30 per cent of GDP.”