Cactus Kate has a small wish this year:
This year I want to see English, Banks and Key pretend that they do not care about being re-elected in 2014 and actually be bold enough to make necessary changes in the economy that matter. Â This may be their only chance thanks to the Nats poking their chances with building a coalition partner or changing from MMP.
Hard to argue with that…If John Key doesn’t do something…and by that I don’t mean rehabilitating Nick Smith and putting an old dodderer in as speaker.Â
I mean meaningful changes in policy and direction then 2014 will be the end of him…and his government.
Steve Joyce has a great deal to answer for with his spiking of the MMP campaign, it is a decision that only now they are starting to realise was incredibly short sighted.
New Zealanders gave John Key and National a mandate and so far theyÂ haven’t done very much with that at all.
2013 is the last year that they will feel brave enough to do it.