John Key is a toffee-nosed privileged booze hound that doesn’t care

Well, isn’t that what the Herald are pushing here?  What an odd photo choice.


The Government has resolutely vowed to push on with the sale of shares in state-owned Genesis Energy, even as a new survey reveals angry voters are turning their backs on the National Party and its asset sales programme.  

Herald on Sunday-Key Research poll shows Labour’s vote soaring from 31 per cent, a year ago, to 40 per cent this week.

That is Labour’s best result since 2007, and will be a welcome Christmas present for new leader David Cunliffe.

A year ago no less.  Not since the last poll.

Asked how the asset sales would affect their vote, 37 per cent of the 500 respondents said they would be much less likely to vote for National.

It won’t keep John Key awake at night: his party is still polling at a very healthy 48 per cent, and support for him as prime minister (45 per cent) is more than double that of Cunliffe (18 per cent).

And that’s where the spin runs out of steam.

I’ve said it before:  Bu itself, partial asset sales isn’t something that has majority support.  But as part of a policy package, the country has been happy to compromise on it to get a steady hand on the tiller of the nation.

Can you imagine Labour having been in charge the last two years with mumbles and stumbles running the show?

The elections of a coalition government will be tight, but there remains no doubt in my mind that National, and John Key with it, enjoy strong support.

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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.