I want to get down to the nuts and bolts of what is actually going to change to lift New Zealands economic performance.
Those who are flexible in thought, will inevitably succeed.
Ive been really clear that my first job as leader of the Labour Party and co-leader of the labour movement is to engage with our base.
I think thats what all New Zealanders who are fair-minded want - a good chance for everybody to get ahead, whether its education or housing.
Socialisms not a word that I use. I say social democracy because I dont think the government needs to own all the means of production.
If theres a sustainable job that will create sustainable value, people will hire for it.
Ive worked as a diplomat before I became a politician.
I have picked the very, very best deputy that I could. David Parker is a fantastic guy. Hes a person who I trust absolutely. Hes got a wonderful sense for policy. He will be great on organisation, and I know that I could not have a better deputy.
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