Cameron wrote this last year, and it has stuck in my mind as one of the best pieces of writing I’ve seen him produce. ¬†Due to his unique place in political history, we are afforded a glimpse inside a meeting that became a pivotal point in New Zealand’s political history.
A meeting, the results of which continue to reverberate through the political landscape like thousands of aftershocks.
Had those present known what would happen to New Zealand Politics because of this, would they have made the same decision?
by Cameron Slater
‚Ä¶it was a dark and stormy night‚Ä¶ really it was, as best I can remember. It was in Wellington in 1992.
I was in Murray McCully‚Äôs office, observing (I guess you could call it that) a most memorable event. It was the night that key members of the National party caucus met in McCully‚Äôs office to draft the expulsion motion to throw Winston Peters from their caucus and to set in motion his eventual resignation from the party and the forming of NZ First. ¬† Read more »