National’s Strategic Stupidity, Ctd

National’s refusal to engage on the electoral referendum means that the system preferred by all of National’s arch enemies (Labour, the Greens and the unions), MMP, is almost certain to be retained.

So this cycle when John Key is the most popular PM ever, and National’s vote is nearly double Labour’s Key is being forced to back John Banks in Epsom to ensure ACTs survival so if National doesn’t get 48% of the vote Key won’t end up with no coalition partners.

It is a bit like a couple of nervous sixteen year olds working out how to ask each other out, and undignified for a couple of New Zealand best know politicians.

The big questions for John Key is in 2014 and beyond who is going to support a National lead government? Will he be doing a macabre dance with Colin Craig in East Coast Bays to ensure the Conservatives can support a National lead government waning in popularity?


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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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