The next election won't be so much based on policy, but there will be a lot of promises and it'll ultimately boil down to people - which people/party can you trust.
Well that would truly suck. An effective media would of course probe politicians for commitment to policy goals.
The worst job in the world right now is Grant Robertson's. Pretty horrific presenting a budget that's inevitably going to haunt him forever, with a very slim chance of getting it right.
An effective media would be excellent, but we're not going to have any of that... We'll also get bombarded with an idiotic diatribe on social media of MPs (opposition or otherwise) catering to the lowest common denominator... Some are already in full-swing...
And you're right - Robertson is walking a very slim line indeed...