Some Labour strategists may agree with Peters that the election should be delayed

The election will be about what can you do for me next.

Parties with credible platforms to rebuild the economy will win more votes than the Labour Party’s natural reluctance to embrace deregulation and fiscal austerity to pay off the borrowed money and the green’s natural response to everything which is to say more free stuff.

Point of Order

NZ First leader Winston Peters today said he wants the election held on November 21,  Radio  NZ   reported.  He says he believes  the health system would be under the pump in September with the winter flu season and the country potentially still dealing with the impacts of Covid-19.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the September election date before the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Peters said he had fought for the November date originally, because his party believed summer elections were better, but given the pressures of Covid-19 he will again raise delaying it by two months.

“Having a good look at it now and with the compounding problems of coronavirus and all the distractions and efforts going in elsewhere, perhaps the sound thing is to say November 21 is the right date and we should go ahead then,” he said.

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