What is the significance of the rash of Labour appointments in the last month?
It could be normal business, but it might also signal they’ve accpeted they’re going to lose the election so they’re doing what they can for their friends while they can.
Bill Ralston points to another sign they’re preparing for a loss:
Labour strategists have become dangerously obsessed with trying to demolish Key personally and portray his party as having a secret agenda to sell everything and return us all to some kind of capitalist serfdom.
It is role-reversal. Labour has adopted the negative approach usually taken by opposition parties, allowing National to take a more publicly palatable positive approach to the country’s future.
It is like Labour has looked six months ahead and has already decided it’s the opposition – and maybe it is right.