John Key is losing the plot, all over the place on Brexit like a mad woman’s poo.
Two days ago John Key and Murray McCully told the NZ Herald that Brexit would be bad for New Zealand:
Mr Key, who has said he would prefer it if the UK stayed in the EU, said New Zealand officials were reviewing what could happen in the event the Brexit camp wins.
“There is a two-year period if they do vote to leave where they are still part of the union…so we’d have a couple of years to work on that.
“Superficially it would affect things like, for instance, the free trade agreement we are negotiating with the EU, we would obviously work on the migration issues and how those rules might work.”
Last week Foreign Minister Murray McCully said New Zealand has worked on shoring up its relations with other European countries which will limit any ramifications for New Zealand if the United Kingdom votes leave.
Mr McCully said the impact of a Brexit result on New Zealand would be “changes in degree only”.
“If the UK were to leave the EU, it would mean an increasing reliance by us on other relationships in Europe that we have regarded as increasingly important anyway.
“It obviously is easier if the UK is in, because we’ve got a large traditional friend that remains a member.
“But we’ve been working on the assumption for quite some time that we can’t be complacent about the European relationship.”