How did our national security become such a partisan issue?
In comparison, the opposition in Australia have just been quick to acknowledge that some things are more important than scoring political hits. Donâ€™t Cunliffe and Norman sit on the security committee?
Our PM isnâ€™t protecting a â€˜Nat Governmentâ€™, he is protecting THE Government, all 120 something politicians of all stripes, and rebutting the accusations that have been levelled against THE Government.
I agree that questions can and should be asked, but one of the ways we protect our national security is to ensure bipartisan consensus. If the incumbent government had to rush through some legislative changes to protect NZ then fine, now let the bipartisan security committee manage the issues over time.
People are letting their growing hatred of the incumbent leadership of NZ cloud their judgement, which appears to me to simply be an inevitable polarisation the longer one party stays in power. There is certainly an â€˜itâ€™s our turnâ€™ mentality built into the Westminster system, so this is almost
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