The Editor writes why he’s voting for a Green/Labour Government,
Alan Tristram says: “Although I’ve voted Labour all my life, I think the Greens now have more progressive views. Now I’ll give a vote to each Party.
The Greens will help to keep Labour honest and will inject a sense of urgency into tackling NZ”s most urgent issues: poverty, the lack of decent housing for people on low incomes, and runaway wealth inflation for the ‘haves.’
The Greens believe in a wealth tax and a capital gains tax and they’re dead right on both counts.
In its heart of hearts, Labour does,too, but the Party is too scared to implement either.
‘An inspirational leader‘
Jacinda Ardern is an inspiration leader and I admire her for this.
But most of the Labour Party, unfortunately, are deeply uninspiring.
Meanwjhile, to use Disraeli’s words, Aotearoa is becoming a country of two nations.
We have one nation of people with assets, good housing and a wonderful standard of life.
But there’s another nation, mainly Maori and Pacifika, made up of people without decent housing, with no money in the bank, and with little chance of a better life for their kids.
The Greens have the politicians committed to change this: Let’s hope they can push Labour in the right direction!