Quote of the day

. . . Labour’s problem may be summed up in two words: proportional representation. New Zealand’s MMP electoral system allows minor parties to thrive, thus removing the pressure on opposition supporters to transfer their allegiance to the party best placed to defeat the Government. By denying Labour the 5 to 10 percentage points it needs to become a credible competitor to the National Party, proportional representation and the Greens are encouraging the Right to contemplate permanent political ascendancy. . .  Chris Trotter

2 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. andrei says:

    Empty headed political chatter – random noise

    Its not that long ago that National was in the political wilderness and count on it they will find themselves there again

    Not that it matters, political allegiance is purely tribal not philosophical and success means the winner gets bragging rights and not much else

  2. Paranormal says:

    Agreed Andrei

    Trotter is one of many on the left that are looking to blame anything and everything for Liarbours woes – rather than address the reality that they are currently bereft of talent and policy that resonates with voters.

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