Rational or Extreme?

John Key is in the Herald today rudely dismissing Don Brash’s Dear John letter.

Prime Minister John Key won’t bother replying to Don Brash’s Dear John letter which criticises his economic policies, and yesterday dismissed it as a marketing tool from a party with extreme views.

As I have pointed out before Don Brash’s policies and Act’s policies are no more extreme than those of Julia Gillard in the Australia.

Interestingly in parliament today though he commented about Phil Goff’s economic polices between 1984 and 1990:

It would have rational economic policy, like Phil Goff had between 1984 and 1990.

I wonder how ACT’s polices can be “extreme” yesterday and the same, if not similar policies between 1984 and 1990 are now “rational” the very next day. Or is it just a case of John Key’s personal dislike of Don Brash showing through in his commenting about ACT?

Get the story straight John, or just keep quiet.


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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