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Tracy Watkins muses
This time next year there will be a new government. And it will probably look much like this one, with the exception of Winston Peters.
So much for the wave of almost giddy optimism that has swept the Left in the wake of Brexit, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
There was hope of a revolution, an expectation that the same forces could be harnessed here.
But two polls this week tell a different story.
The forces behind Trump and Brexit aren’t aligned with the Labour party. They are on the other hand aligned with NZ First…. Read more »
John Key has hinted that National is actively trying to poach current and former Labour MPs to jump ship ahead of the 2017 election.
It comes after ex-Porirua mayor and former paid-up Labour member Nick Leggett joined the National Party. He is the frontrunner to replace Hekia Parata as the party’s Mana electorate candidate.
Now the Prime Minister has suggested more MPs may switch from red to blue.
When asked if the National Party had approached any Labour MPs, John Key gave a cagey grin and said they’re “always” talking to people.
But he provided no clues as to whom – answering that question with: “See ya”.
Mr Leggett resigned his Labour Party membership earlier this year so he could run for the Wellington Mayoralty against Labour-endorsed Justin Lester. Read more »