LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – New Zealand Prime Minister is already getting into pre-election mode with selected personal ‘makeovers’ and – at least six months before the election in 2008, the date of which is not yet known – will be seen more regularly with husband Peter Davis, sources have told LawFuel.com.
Contacts have told LawFuel.com that the Prime Minister is readying herself for a successful election in the face of National leader John Key’s opinion poll success, the negative reaction to the anti-smacking bill, the scandals from the Police and the Phillip Field scandal.
“She knows she’s got plenty in the coffers too, so you will see significant tax or welfare payments being made prior to the election to take the sting out of National’s tax cut policy and to ensure that she retains her traditional electorate,” a tax adviser who did not want to be named, said.
The government’s strong economic position combined with her ‘makeover’ mean Helen Clark will be well positioned to make a strong tilt at continued leadership of New Zealand after the 2008 election.
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