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Nine To Noon: Political Commentators – Mills and Thomas – COVID, Covid Politics, the Economy – 08/11/21

13/11/2021

Stephen Mills is an executive director at Talbot Mills research limited which is the polling firm used by Labour. He is a former political adviser to two Labour governments.

Ben Thomas is a PR consultant and a former National Government press secretary

Stephen, Ben and Susie discuss the latest Covid management measures, including the rapidly dumped idea of scheduling Aucklanders departure for Christmas holidays. Cabinet meets today and will decide whether to go ahead as planned and allow shops to open and increase the outdoor gathering limit to 25, but the government is being urged to put the brakes on letting Aucklanders hit the shops this week, as case numbers soar. Also a look at employment figures amid warnings of ongoing term labour market woes and the flow on effects into cashflow in the likes of construction industry




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