I think Winston just wants to sit on cross benches

Last night was the minor leaders debate and Colin Craig got in a good hit on Winston Peters.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters avoided stating a preference for who should be the next Prime Minister during last night’s political debate – and Conservative leader Colin Craig sought to use that against him.

Mr Craig, who hopes National’s John Key will win the election, said it was the biggest point of difference between his party and New Zealand First, which are both gunning for voters with a conservative lean.

Voters deserved to know which way Mr Peters was leaning, Mr Craig said.

Internet Party leader Laila Harre agreed: “It concerns me that Winston is still not making it clear.”

Mr Peters, who may hold the balance of power after the election, would say only that the voters will decide the next Prime Minister.

Being gazzumped by a political fool would have grated on Winston Peters.

He was made to look a chump.

I’m pretty sure though that Winston peters has learned from Australian and watching Clive Palmer operate.

By sitting on the cross benches the attention would all focus on Winston and the Winston attention seeking show continues well after the election.

However I think voters do what a clear indication from Winston, and may well punish him if he doesn’t state a preference.

I still don’t believe he will countenance supporting a hydra of David Cunliffe, Russel Norman, Metiria Turei, Laila Harre, Hone Harawira and who ever else they need to prop up the coalition of the losers.


– NZ Herald

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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.