Labour Fires Its Own Voters
Labour's decision to break the West Coast Accord is an example of Labour's shift from the heartland. The Accord was a contract, which Labour has torn up. If Labour is prepared to break promises in Opposition, what would it do in government?
The Labour party reminds me of trendy advertising agencies like Saatchis who publicly fired some of their clients because they didn't fit with the agency's image of itself. Here's Labour deciding to fire its own voters.
The trendy lefties in the Labour party have decided that they are embarrassed by the support of solid, unfashionable voters on the West Coast. Labour is embarrassed by having voters who value hard work, manual labour and the respect you get from doing an honest day's work.'
This 'new' Labour party is so politically correct that it's made no criticism of clear felling on Maori-owned land on the West Coast. It appears that this new Labour party supports two laws in New Zealand - one for Maori and another for the rest of us.
Labour's Michael Cullen says that Labour's values have 'moved on'. Just like the way he has moved from Dunedin and will not be a South Island MP next election.
Labour's strategists are determined that the next election will be won in Auckland. But Aucklanders know that 60% of our country's export earnings come from primary production. Aucklanders know we want to be in a country that treats everyone fairly.
Labour is willing to sacrifice heartland New Zealand voters to pursue new 'values'. "I have never seen a party's leadership say to their own loyal supporters, 'Our values have moved from yours'. "What are Labour's new values?
The values of heartland New Zealand are hard work, thrift, honesty and personal responsibility. Heartland New Zealand values jobs. These are also the values of ACT New Zealand. What do Helen Clark and Michael Cullen value?