Hooton making the Brash play

Word from my sources in Act say they can’t believe that Matthew Hooton is making the same play as Don Brash. His overtures to them privately seem to be along the lines of “Make me the candidate for Epsom or I will set up another party and crush you”. Act is immune to that and the overtures of failed National party members.

It seems he is not content with a half billion dollar wrecking fiesta on Chorus and now wants to add a small political party to his wrecking CV.

Political commentator Matthew Hooton isn’t ruling out taking a tilt at the Epsom electorate, but it seems unlikely it would be under the ACT banner.

He says he’s flattered by speculation that he could be the party’s new leader, but has rubbished ACT’s chances of recovering its political standing. 

Instead, Mr Hooton says a new far-right party is needed, but he’ll take his time before making any decisions.

“No, there just needs to be a summer of reflection.

“People shouldn’t be saying what they plan to do, people should meet one another and see the different perspectives of the very many people who do feel there’s room for a new party to the right of John Key.”

If Hooton is serious about standing then he has some cleaning up of his act to do.

It is NEVER Ok to get hammered and foist yourself upon unwilling people at parties…two days in a row. And if you can’t remember doing it…well that says something about the level of the problem.

Then there will be the matter of who is funding his campaign, because he will be so horribly conflicted in his work he will have to give that up. I’ll be looking at his donations returns for Vodafone, Slingshot and others.

One thing is certain is this, if Matthew Hooton is doing anything then he is getting paid to do it.

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