No new poli­cies

The New Zealand Herald - - EDITORIAL & LETTERS -

Nei­ther of the par­ties are stat­ing any new poli­cies. In Na­tional’s case all they ap­pear to be promis­ing are tweaks to ex­ist­ing poli­cies and lit­tle or noth­ing for the fu­ture.

On the other hand Labour has pre­sented a mul­ti­tude of slo­gans and prom­ises but ex­press no de­tailed poli­cies and how they plan to get there apart from stat­ing they will es­tab­lish com­mit­tees to ex­am­ine things to help them for­mu­late poli­cies. We all know about the com­mit­tee that was set up to de­sign a horse but ended up with a camel.

We must not con­tinue to go back into the fu­ture. Long-term plan­ning is es­sen­tial if New Zealand is to suc­ceed and nei­ther party ap­pears to be do­ing any­thing apart from plan­ning to progress through to next week­end. Do not leave it to the un­elected bu­reau­crats who all have their own agen­das. Shaun Wilkin­son, Mt Eden.

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