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. 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.
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 they haven’t done very much with that at all.
2013 is the last year that they will feel brave enough to do it.