Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Words without meaning. Politics without ideas. [Updated]


Don't bother looking for meaning within the platitudes. The cliches are the meaning.

Christopher Luxon's acceptance speech reminds me of nothing so much as Peter Sellers' famous 'Party Political Speech' -- like that, it's utterly devoid of anything approaching substance.

UPDATE: Liberty Scott, bless 'im, outlines what a National Party political platform that meant something might look like; a realistic nine-point plan from Luxon, Willis et al that, first of all, would avoid backsliding on the National Policy Statement (NPS) on the Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS), and then begins with:
1) A declaration of principles that form the basis for making decisions on policies...
2) Differentiation from Labour based on [those] principles.... [and]
3) Policy that is thoughtful not knee-jerk opposition.
Too much to hope for? Yes, probably.

1 comment:

  1. You're right, entirely lacking in meaning. Kiwiwit is not exaggerating when he says it could even mean support for communism - because this very morning I part-read a commentary encouraging Luxon to adopt (almost) exactly that!


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