Words I wish a NZ Labour leader would say

The Telegraph reports:

Jim Murphy has been announced as the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party. …

“The majority are fulfilled, getting on, getting by, being successful. A minority are falling behind, denied opportunity, trapped, unable to escape the hardship of their upbringing.

“That inequality is wrong and it is my driving purpose, it is our driving purpose, it is the Scottish Labour Party’s driving purpose to end that type of inequality once and for all.”

Mr Murphy said the best way to tackle was to boost the economy.

“The most effective anti poverty measure is a successful economy,” he said.

Would we even hear NZ Labour or the Greens say this here?

“It’s about backing businesses, it’s about creating jobs, because if redistribution is our aim, which it is, then we need more wealth not less. We want more entrepreneurs, not fewer. A growing middle class that more families are able to join.

“The debate about how we spend our wealth starts with how we earn it.”

Indeed.

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