Finding it difficult to believe just how stupid the Labour Party constitutional changes and leadership debacle are?
What if it’s a deliberate ploy to take attention away from its policies?
Fortunately at least one journalist is on to them.
Rob Hosking writes in the NBR (not online) about former Labour Prime Minister Norman Kirk’s avoidance of economic matters and continues:
Mr Shearer appears to be similarly uncomfortable with economic issues. The focus of his speech was the symbolism of the era; what has been called “candyfloss liberalism” . . .
Labour’s new housing policy . . . is pure 1970s feel good socialism with little regard to economic realities.
Housing will be made affordable by government fiat, by way of a national policy statement under the Resource Management Act. Implicitly, the policy requires price control either on house sales or on the building and construction industry. . .
In short, Mr Shearer presented himself as a political leader with Kirk’s wilful blindness of economic issues and Rowling’s charisma. . .
Few if any in Labour can be enjoying the attention the party’s internal strife is getting.
But they’d be even more unhappy if attention shifted from that to the economic stupidity of their policies.