Chris Trotter, Summarised by The Centrist
Chris Hipkins’ recent speech titled “Working With Others” raises questions about Labour’s focus on unity as it delves into divisive topics of ethnicity and gender, all while ruling out working with NZ First.
The speech appears less about unity and more about promoting Labour’s radical social agenda.
Hipkins’ claims of avoiding division contrast with his party’s actions, notably its unshared He Puapua Report and stance on contentious issues like trans rights.
Labelling NZ First’s concerns as irrelevant indicates Labour’s disregard for diverse perspectives.
Trotter argues that the speech ultimately highlights Labour’s shift towards divisive politics, defining an “Us” in line with their ideology and casting aside those holding differing views, which may impact the upcoming election’s outcome.
By sunrise on 15 October, New Zealanders will know which nation is larger: the Woke Left’s “Us”, or the Centre-Right’s “Them”.