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‘Get in behind … please’

Tick-tock, ahem, hint-hint, I spy something that begins with … surely round about now the leaders of our coalition Government ought to be waking up in the middle of the night with the gut-wrenching realisation: “Oh my God, we forgot to reform capitalism!”

It’s not as if this was tucked away in the fine print. Winston Peters made “the failure of capitalism” his reason for empowering Labour to form the Government, rather than the bigger-polling National with its mantra, “We don’t interfere with business”.

Among Jacinda Ardern’s first words as Prime Minister-elect were that capitalism had been “a blatant failure”. The Greens’ views

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