Lipstick is starting to fade on pig of a party

LETTER

No matter what you think of Gareth Morgan, and I’m no fan, his analogy concerning Jacinda Ardern and the Labour Party was 100-percent correct. She was, and is, the lipstick on a pig of a party.

Although Morgan got in hot water because people either didn’t understand the analogy, or chose to twist the meaning and proceed to make him look like the devil incarnate, he was telling the truth.

Jacinda is the definition of a politician. She will sit there and talk for 10 minutes, and say absolutely nothing. She will not explain any policy, just utter slogans and feel good quotes.

She and Labour, apparently, are going to fix everything within the first term of government if elected and they will let us know their tax policies after being elected.

Well, I think the lipstick is starting to fade and the voters are slowly waking up to the lack of substance contained in the package. This is the reason that the leader of the Labour Party decided to vote early and the reason they are pushing for everybody to vote early, especially students, because the reality is starting to hit home.

A vote for Labour is a vote for a regime of tax increase, which at the moment is of an indeterminate quantity and rate, and they know they need to get their votes in now before more people emerge from the Jacinda stardust.

There are 10 days to go, and with the way this election has gone there could be a major scandal from any direction — and if you’ve already voted, you can’t change your mind.

As an aside, it is interesting that it is open season on early voting. This means you are vulnerable to being swayed by election advertising hoarding, talkback radio and letters to the editor, something which is banned on polling day . . . that seems pretty redundant now, doesn’t it?

Honestly, if you can’t make the commitment, for one day every three years, to get to a polling booth then maybe you shouldn’t have the right to vote.

A. Abbott

No matter what you think of Gareth Morgan, and I’m no fan, his analogy concerning Jacinda Ardern and the Labour Party was 100-percent correct. She was, and is, the lipstick on a pig of a party.

Although Morgan got in hot water because people either didn’t understand the analogy, or chose to twist the meaning and proceed to make him look like the devil incarnate, he was telling the truth.

Jacinda is the definition of a politician. She will sit there and talk for 10 minutes, and say absolutely nothing. She will not explain any policy, just utter slogans and feel good quotes.

She and Labour, apparently, are going to fix everything within the first term of government if elected and they will let us know their tax policies after being elected.

Well, I think the lipstick is starting to fade and the voters are slowly waking up to the lack of substance contained in the package. This is the reason that the leader of the Labour Party decided to vote early and the reason they are pushing for everybody to vote early, especially students, because the reality is starting to hit home.

A vote for Labour is a vote for a regime of tax increase, which at the moment is of an indeterminate quantity and rate, and they know they need to get their votes in now before more people emerge from the Jacinda stardust.

There are 10 days to go, and with the way this election has gone there could be a major scandal from any direction — and if you’ve already voted, you can’t change your mind.

As an aside, it is interesting that it is open season on early voting. This means you are vulnerable to being swayed by election advertising hoarding, talkback radio and letters to the editor, something which is banned on polling day . . . that seems pretty redundant now, doesn’t it?

Honestly, if you can’t make the commitment, for one day every three years, to get to a polling booth then maybe you shouldn’t have the right to vote.

A. Abbott

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Paul Sullivan - 2 months ago
For once I wholeheartedly agree, albeit only with the final paragraph; anyone who can vote has a duty to do so and give New Zealand the change it needs and deserves.

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