‘Right’can­di­dates for Labour party

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE - GOR­DON CAMP­BELL TALK­ING POL­I­TICS

suc­ces­sor to NZF leader Win­ston Peters.

By re­cruit­ing Jack­son now, Labour would be cre­at­ing a use­ful hedge for it­self against Jones’ even­tual re­turn to the po­lit­i­cal fray.

Of course, the fact that Labour is try­ing to shore up its right wing will not de­ter Na­tional from claim­ing that Labour is head­ing left­wards.

Af­ter all, con­vinc­ing the elec­torate that the op­po­si­tion poses a threat to eco­nomic sta­bil­ity is cen­tral to Na­tional’s claim to be­ing the only safe pair of hands when it comes to man­ag­ing the econ­omy.

In re­cent weeks, the gov­ern­ment’s rep­u­ta­tion has taken a ham­mer­ing on that score, given the rev­e­la­tions about the Amer­i­can bil­lion­aire Peter Thiel.

To re­cap: Thiel gained cit­i­zen­ship and the unim­peded

‘‘Why would Labour be woo­ing such can­di­dates?’’

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