Vote for the flag you want, not the Prime Minister you love or hate

The Labour opposition and other luvvies in the media really don’t like John Key.

And although they have a policy or a preference to change the flag, because John Key is proposing it they oppose it.

Which is petulance in the extreme. John Key meanwhile is laughing at them all…maniacally.

Prime Minister John Key is delighted at the preliminary result of the first flag referendum but asked New Zealanders not to abstain from voting out of personal aversion to him.

Kyle Lockwood’s black and blue Southern Cross silver fern design got 50.53 percent of the votes in the preliminary results of the first referendum, pipping the same design in blue and red on 49.47 percent.

The official result will be announced on Tuesday and will include votes NZ Post date-stamped before voting closed at 7pm yesterday.

About 3.1 million voting forms were sent out by the Electoral Commission with 48.16 percent returned.   

The Prime Minister said he was delighted with the turnout and result, even though more than 150,000 people informally or invalidly voted.

“Some people were always going to send in a protest vote. That’s the nature of the referendum that we’re having,” he told reporters today.

“I don’t take too much out of that.

“Even if you don’t like me, if you want a new flag I’d still encourage you to vote for it.”

And that is good advice.

Vote for the flag you want, not the Prime Minsiter you love or hate.

I will be voting for our current flag; there is nothing wrong it and there is no compelling reason to change it. The right time for a flag change is when, or rather if, we become a republic.

 – 3News

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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.