An ACT/Labour coalition?

October 28th, 2011 at 10:30 am by David Farrar

In my latest blog at Stuff I foment a small amount of mischief by musing whether ’s stealing of ’s policies means an / Government is now more or less likely than a National/Green Government :-)

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10 Responses to “An ACT/Labour coalition?”

  1. James Stephenson (2,093 comments) says:

    You do get paid per comment over there don’t you!

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  2. PaulP (144 comments) says:

    Page seems to be down at stuff

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  3. emmess (1,398 comments) says:

    The link is broken

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  4. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    Stinky linky , or is stuff not amused with your proposals ?.

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  5. hannity (152 comments) says:

    More irrelevant drivel from Nationals PR shit pipe.
    Meanwhile in the real world, Nero continues to lie as NZ burns.

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  6. Matt (224 comments) says:

    Perhaps it’s time ACT made an agreement of understanding with Labour in areas which they agree, like the Greens have with National. It could help them push their Social Liberal policies, alongside the Economic Liberal policies which they have been relying on in the recent past

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  7. Richard29 (377 comments) says:

    Bad maths.

    The way I see it the two likely scenarios after the election are:

    National majority – with perhaps a few straggler votes from what’s left of Maori and Act to push them over 50%
    Possibly enabled by a Confidence and Supply abstention by the Greens paid for by Green policy wins that National has no major fundamental disagreement with such as spending some money improving water quality in rivers, reintroducing a study subsidy for beneficiaries (this would help soften what will inevitably be unpopular welfare reforms) and some tinkering in the renewable energy sector.

    Labour coalition – probably made up of roughly Labour 35%, Green 10%, NZ First 5%
    This is roughly current polling but with a lift for Labour from the free (and paid) publicity they’ll get in the lead up to the election, current polling for the Greens being maintained and a small lift for Winston if he manages to pull the electoral rabbit out of the hat in the closing weeks. Maori party stragglers might help to make up a little underperformance by Greens or Labour but without Winston the numbers just don’t work (unless his supporters abandon en masse in the final weeks to parties other than National).

    A Labour-Act coalition would require one of two things to happen:

    Greens and Act in the same coalition – [insert comment here regarding hell and cold weather]

    Act polling above 15% (as promised by Don Brash *snicker*) but schoosing to support a Labour government over a National Coalition partner – [insert comment here regarding hell and cold weather]

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  8. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Nothing new after all: ACT is already propping up Labour’s lite quasi-socialist government.

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  9. Elaycee (4,332 comments) says:

    hannity says: “More irrelevant drivel from Nationals PR shit pipe…”

    Haha – not a happy camper this morning, hannity?

    I’m picking you’ll be pooh faced on Nov 26th too…. :)

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  10. Hagues (711 comments) says:

    “hannity (22) Says:
    October 28th, 2011 at 11:03 am

    More irrelevant drivel from Nationals PR shit pipe.”

    So irrelevant in fact that here you are reading and making comments on it.

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