Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Probing the policy vaccuum

Over on Election 08, Scoop's Gordon Campbell examines the National Party's policy vacuum, and asks the detailed policy questions the rest of the media should be asking. Meanwhile, The Standard compares National's laughable 2-page policy summary [PDF] with the detailed and specific information available from the Greens. The short version:

The summary page of the Greens’ industrial relations policy alone is longer than the summary of all of National’s policies.
This simply isn't good enough. According to the polls, National is likely to be the next government, yet they are telling us next to nothing about what they plan to do when in power. Which of course, leaves them free to do anything they like without fear of contradicting a pre-election promise. This simply isn't good enough, and the people of New Zealand deserve better.