Shearer eyes 2014 victory
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 3:52p.m.
Labour Party leader David Shearer is nearly a year into the job. Is he still the right leader to take on National at the next election?
This morning Mr Shearer gave an extended interview with The Nation.
He took questions from political journalists Alex Tarrant from Interest.co.nz and Fairfax political reporter John Hartevelt.
He called for a full inquiry into the GCSB’s spying of Kim Dotcom and discussed Labour’s policies on welfare, the economy, National Standards for schools and the future of the Labour Party.
Watch the video for the full interview.
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17/11/2012 9:58:02 a.m.
rachael k wrote:
well anything is better than what we have now ..... John key seems to be living in lala land and thinks that there is 1000s of jobs out there he seems to think this country is doing well and ppl just dont seem to be trying ??! -- Tui Add ...
Every week there is another company either going Bust or laying off staff .. most of us have prob applied for over 100+ jobs and be LUCKY to hear back and get an interview for 1....
Being on Winz isnt fun it isnt a lifestyle and most times its a struggle to survive ... and the case officers treat you Like they are better than you and no better than a prison officer to a prisoner .....
Funny how John's wife hasnt worked for many years but that seems to be ok with him (and yet she has no kids at home all her kids are all teenagers+).....
11/11/2012 8:22:46 a.m.
David H wrote:
As an EX Labour supporter HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Now that's a TUI Moment!
7/10/2012 9:41:46 p.m.
He needs some serious speech lessons if he wants to be Prime Minister. His failure to articulate a simple sentence should be worrying for the labour party.
6/10/2012 7:03:35 p.m.
We are all sick of this crap. Concentrate on what really matters the economy and getting people back to work without creating a welfare state and putting us into further debt.
2/10/2012 7:38:03 p.m.
Labour won't win the 2014 election but National will certainly have its support eroded. Besides it is not certain that Shearer will lead the Labour Party into the 2014 election.
1/10/2012 11:17:02 a.m.
Enough damages: wrote:
1: David Shearer is the man for the Prime Minister job..
2: The people in this country have had enough with the National Government and their cover-up criminal acts along with the damages caused since Key was elected as a Prime Minister..
3: Not only the above mentioned' but the GCSB spying on Dotcom and the way the National Government mistreated his pregnant wife and staffs let alone that our children were also abused while under CYF'S care' etc..
4: New Zealand want a new Leader so we can all start fresh and to feel healthy but not the other way round..
5: Time to go John Key' the Deputy' and John Banks with his memory loss, actually the trio have that memory loss disease, but how could they called themselves intelligent' sorry Pals you are not suitable to care for our people health and safety, so stop fooling yourselves..
6: The people of this country want you gone or vanish to Russia Key' the PACIFICA don't want you ethier so keep off Iwis whanaus territories..
1/10/2012 11:14:54 a.m.
@JIM SEAVIEW - So you would just do what National always do and burden future generations with onerous levels of national debt to prop up your lifestyle? I guess you don't have children or grand-children to worry about, and only care about yourself.
Why shouldn't capital gains be taxed? Why should the tax burden always fall upon the worker and not be spread around other forms of income that generally tend to favour the wealthy? A Financial Transactions Tax at a level of 1% could bring in billions while at the same time doing away with the need for GST, making everyday living costs cheaper for everybody.
1/10/2012 8:11:13 a.m.
Jim Seaview wrote:
@ WISEACRE wrote: Why not broaden the revenue base with a Financial Transactions Tax and a Capital Gains Tax?
WHAT YOU SUGGEST is true historical Labour Party DNA - "Increase Taxes". The trouble with that outdated policy is that we NOW have increasingly more people joining the pension train and correspondingly less people employed in the PRIVATE sector working to pay taxes for existing entitlements.
Raising Taxes has always been a handy tool that Labour has used, but in todays climate of REAL uncertain employment this tool should be mothballed, and we still expect Labour to give us SOME idea of how they are going to pay for their shopping basket full of NEW lollies and promises.
30/09/2012 9:12:41 p.m.
@BADGE, that's incorrect. Winston has literally stood up and told all of us in plain English how he intends to fix it. He has a members bill which will be debated coming up about the Reserve Bank. Maybe you should listen to that and find out what alternatives are out there other than the current National Govt monetarist policies.
30/09/2012 6:29:08 p.m.
David Shearer doesnt seem to have a economic policy but thats ok neither have the rest of the parties not one of these politictions have stood up told us in plain english or in laymans terms how they are going to fix the New Zealand economy
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