Young on Little

The Herald reports:

If Andrew Little’s aim week was to annoy his most important coalition partner, unsettle the markets and horrify his ethnic support base, he had a good week.

I think it was a great week!

He must have realised it wasn’t going so well when described him as indulging in dog-whistle politics – and it wasn’t an insult.

Little’s clumsy foray into with comments on an apparent over-supply of ethnic chefs looked like race baiting.

His refusal to rule out legislating for interest was more extraordinary.

It has the potential to do longer-term damage to the party’s and that of finance spokesman Grant Robertson as alternative stewards of the economy.

I don’t think even Jeremy Corbyn thinks the Government should legislate to set interest rates.

The most charitable comparison I’ve heard about Little’s failure to rule out legislating for interest is that his approach to putting pressure on the was akin to how unionists behave in meetings with employers.

Bluster and threats? Yes that would explain a lot.

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