I’ve been talking to a few National MPs over the past few weeks and a recurring theme is arising.
Why is John Key pursuing changing the flag?
For years National, and of course me, have mercilessly bashed the Labour party for concentrating on things that no one but them cared about.
We had lightbulbs and shower heads, and a plethora of social engineering type legislation that exercised small minorities while the rest of New Zealand got on with life.
Now it seems that John Key’s government has fallen into the same trap as Helen Clark’s.
Focussing and expending political capital on things that really don’t matter.
When Kiwis wake up in the morning they are thinking of work, paying their bills, making the mortgage, the warrant of fitness of the car, getting the kids to school etc.
I’ll bet a dollar to a knob of goat poo that nobody except John Key steps into their slippers in the morning thinking “We must change the flag”.
When John Key announced this I groaned. Read more »