Brash making a move?

The DomPost this morning has an article about machinations in Act to roll Rodney Hide and to somehow replace him with Don Brash.

Former National leader Don Brash is making a bid for a political comeback as ACT party leader – if it will have him.

Dr Brash confirmed yesterday that if he was offered the ACT leadership he would take it, after previously rejecting behind-the-scenes efforts to woo him back to Parliament either as ACT leader Rodney Hide’s deputy or as co-leader.

Dr Brash said he would not contemplate returning to Parliament under either of those scenarios but would if offered the leadership.

His comments throw down the gauntlet before a crucial ACT board meeting next Saturday and breathe new life into ACT’s electoral prospects, which have been widely written off after a disastrous period for Mr Hide.

That makes the Perigo interview with Don Brash interesting as well. (Starts at 4:20)

My sources tell me that the rumours of John Banks being involved are simply that…rumours, though he may well be one of those whose finance will fall in behind a Don Brash led Act party.

This could well be an interesting week in politics.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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