This is the headline at The Standard:
Labour have been running that line since…well…forever.
Helen Clark ran it as she tried to create the premise that Labour was the natural party of government and Kings (or Queens) of MMP…until she found out one cold wet rainy night in 2008 that they weren’t and National did indeed have coalition partners.
At various times Labour and their proxies have made this claim. When ACT goes through its troubles…National losing its coalition partners. Any time there is a tiff with the Maori party…coalition partners for National looking thin.
And yet here we are after 2008, 2011, and 2014 election wins, all with coalition partners. Read more »