The new strategy of the Greens seems like a slow-motion re-run of 2014 – and a negation of everything the party has tried to do over he past 18 months.
Opinion: A decade of Sir John Key’s clowning around has come at an enormous cost – financial as well as ideological.
Another way to look at it is that National, by moving relatively moderately into the social spending/ wealth redistribution world of the Labour/Green alliance has so far been able to prevent the worst of the tax and spend up big approach that we are now seeing from those parties.
Labour's numbers will need to firm up to be credible.
"I suspect the Defence long-term procurement plan will be trimmed dramatically to fund these handouts"