A extraordinary story in today’s Sunday Star Times said that despite the ongoing job losses being faced by so many New Zealanders;
the nation remains positive and laid-off Kiwis don’t blame government, with National seen as coping in tough times.
Rising unemployment has not hurt Prime Minister John Key in the polls, and even those sent to the dole queue are unwilling to blame the National government for their woes.
I think if the SST had made it as far as Dunedin, they would have found a different set of views.
The 44 Hillside workers made redundant 10 days ago know whose policies have left them on the dole. Left Dunedin without skilled labour. Is destroying a valuable industry.
And I reckon if the SST had dug a bit deeper they’d find plenty of people throughout New Zealand who are pretty clear that it’s the National Government’s policies that have left them without jobs, without the ability to put food on the table.
Without a future.
Labour wouldn’t let that happen.