The curse of opposition

Guyon Espiner ended his North & South column on his predictions for government initiatives in the coming year by saying:

Which brings us to Labour, well it doesn’t really, but I guess I have to mention them. Right at the end.

There. I think that’s accorded them an amount of space commensurate with their level of relevance.

That’s the curse of opposition, especially when you’ve been there a short time after a very long time in government.

It’s even more difficult when the new government and the Prime Minister are as popular as this National-led one and John Key are at the moment.

If Labour highlight a problem or propose new policy they’ll be asked why they didn’t do something about it when they were in power.

That’s if anyone takes any notice which isn’t likely when, as Espiner points out, they’re barely relevant.

3 Responses to The curse of opposition

  1. Adolf Fiinkensein says:

    Morning HP

    Do you have a link?

  2. XChequer says:

    Well said, Guyon!

    If one was to be charitable, one might say for the health of democracy, it would be good if Labour lifted themselves to something approaching a credible opposition.

    One is not charitable today.

    Long may they rot!

  3. Inventory2 says:

    Beat me to it HP!

    Adolf; no link; you’ll have to go and buy a copy like the rest of us 😉

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