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I blogged earlier about the need for the Conservatives to find someone to replace David Cameron. So to their membership is feeling disappointed that despite winning the election delivery of core values seems to be stagnant.

This is also reflected outside Parliament, where you don’t have to look very hard for disaffected Conservatives. A friend of mine, an entrepreneur and natural Tory to his fingertips, captured the feeling of alienation recently: “I dislike this Government so much that I would rather have Labour back in. Give me the real Muppet Show, rather than Cameron’s tribute band.”

In many way National is facing the same issues. Take for instance this year at the party conference. The message is being sent out via the caucus that “the caucus doesn’t want changes to the board”. They don’t want to rock the boat.

This is a ridiculous situation. Understandably you wouldn’t want to rock the boat in an election year…but to beg for it the year after an election is silly…if not this year then which year can there be changes…and isn’t it up to the members anyway?

Unfortunately for caucus, they don’t control the party…other than filling the void left by inept leadership from the board. When caucus thinks they control the party it is high time for the party to wrest control back. Continuing with the status quo isn’t an option…stagnation leads to defeat and National desperately needs some proper governance rather than the meddling, backwards looking puffery of the current board and president.


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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.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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