Goodness me, does she realise what she’s saying?
If we don’t learn from the lessons of history we’re doomed to repeat them.
These are the words of the former Prime Minister, the one who spent nine years showing she’d failed to learn from the failed polices of the early eighties and the years before then by increasing the dead weight of the state and turning middle and upper income earners into beneficiaries.
But Helen Clark thinks Labour could be doing a better job now which clearly shows she still hasn’t learned anything from recent history.
Yesterday’s Q&A gave further insight into her blindness. Paul Holmes asked her if she’d do anything differently and she replied:
I wouldn’t even go there because I never look back, that’s part of my style, I know journalists often got fed up with me saying move on move on, but I do. You know in politics there’s always an opposition employed to pick over the things you’ve done and why this why that why not the other way, well let them do it but I’m moving on to the next thing.
Living in the past isn’t healthy, but if you don’t look back how can you learn from history?