(ed:..and one would hope the greens (and labour) use this tool to send tailored messages extolling the commonsense/value to be had from strategic-voting – of not cannibalising each other…
(and using it to get rid of peter dunne (especially – and the rest of these do-nothing of any value tories..)
and also on that wouldn’t-it-be-nice/sensible?-list is: wouldn’t it be nice/sensible if little/labour grew a spine on/around the cannabis-prohibition issue..?
a poll on the a.m. breakfast show on tv3 on friday ran a viewers/listeners’-poll..
and 83% of those respondents to that poll favoured full-legalisation of cannabis..
are you listening labour..?..do i have to shout louder..?
83% support for full-legalisation of cannabis…is that fact/reality sinking in yet..?..(it even surprised me – such high support for full-legalisation)..doesn’t it surprise you..?..it bloody well should..
compare that to your pathetic-promise to ‘again look’/’more evidence needed’ at medical-marijuana – at some un/ill-defined time in the future..?..(in yr second-term..?..d’yareckon..?..)
if you think that will be enough i really have to ask you: ‘what the fuck are you smoking?’
given i can’t see you coming up with any game-changer policies..(i have growing dismay that you will just do a tory-lite/’we aren’t as bad as them!’) – with your manifesto..
(btw..are you paying attention to what is happening with corbyn/labour – who have presented a manifesto/agenda so game-changing it would give many/most of new zealand labour ‘the shits’/palpitations…eh..?
and/but corbyn/labour are climbing in the polls and the latest (usually anti-labour ) poll has him at one percentage point behind what tony blair won with in 2005..
and a rightwing tabloid-rag (the daily ‘something’) ran a readers-poll on labours’ re-nationalisation of key industries/raising minimum-wage/soaking the rich/elites with higher taxes (but only for the very rich – the middle-class are untouched..)
the rightwing-tabloid-rag was expecting their rightwing-readers to seriously dump on it – the result there was that 80% of the readers of that rightwing/reactionary-tabloid-rag voted in support of corbyns’/labour-manifesto..(surpising – enervating even..eh..?..)
are you listening/paying attention new zealand labour party..?..andrew little..?
the people want change – real emphatic change that will fix/address (at least some of) the issues like poverty/environmental-degradation etc. etc. that so blight us..
not just more of the do-nothing liberal-incrementalist bullshit..eh..that you have been serving up for so long..eh..?
we are all really over that..eh..?..and you don’t realise that to your election-peril..really..eh..?
but back at the cannabis-issue – should you ignore the clear-imperatives lying all around you..you will be able to put your feet up and watch your voters who want change – and see a possibility from gareth morgan brokering on this issue from the middle of the left/right paradigm..you will watch those voters seeping away..
‘what we did before’ – will not work this time around..eh..?
and while you are shopping around for a spine on the cannabis-issue you should see if you can get a package-deal – and get them to throw in one for grant robertson..on this issue..eh..?..
and should the tories/stephen joyce have a (surprise!) tax-free-band promise in their upcoming budget (which if you think about it – makes perfect sense..it would raise everyones’ boat/so would have nobody left out/complaining – would keep their repeated promises to pay some attention to those doing it the hardest/the working poor – this would do it..and would also remove the institutional-madness of giving a measly as it is unemployment-benefit – and then taxing it..neoliberal-stupidity! that one..
– and it also is a tidy ideological-fit – as in simplifying the tax-system/cutting taxes/not having to swallow the deat-rat of raising benefits..
if not that..what..?..how else will joyce/english/the tories keep that long-repeated suite of promise..?
and if they do this (what will be a serious election-bribe) they will leave you/labour wallowing in their wake..
‘cos to date you seem to be offering/promising sweet fuck all..eh..?
really past time to find/grow that policy-spine..eh..?)
On the surface British general elections are quaint affairs: from opening your front door to a group of people wanting to speak to you about politics while your dinner burns in the oven – to leaflets through your letterbox that go straight into the recycling bin – not much seems to have changed since the 1860s.