John Key absolutely kills any chance Helen Clark had left

Telling the Top Five that Helen will sort it all out by making wholesale changes, such as attempting to remove veto rights will absolutely ensure her future is scuttled.  

The last thing the Top Five want is any radical change.

Prime Minister John Key has told the United Nations it needs Helen Clark to be its next secretary-general.

“This is not the time for a business-as-usual appointment for secretary-general,” he said in his speech to the General Assembly on Wednesday.

“The next secretary-general must have the courage, experience and skills necessary to lead this organisation, to keep it relevant and responsive.”  

Miss Clark, the former Labour prime minister, is still in the race despite poor results in polls taken by Security Council members.

Further polls will be taken before the council reaches a consensus on a candidate it can recommend to the General Assembly, and its five permanent members have the power of veto.

Miss Clark has said she intends being the last one standing after vetoes have been used to eliminate other candidates.

Mr Key said he had worked across the political divide with her for years.

“She rallies people together to find the common ground, even when the issues are difficult and the differences vast,” he said.

“She gets things done. We think it’s time for a secretary-general like Helen Clark.”

I get why Key is doing this, and it is fun watching Labour acolytes cringe that Key is helping Helen Clark.

His premise is rubbish anyway. Since when has Helen Clark ever made wholesale changes to anything?


-NZ Newswire

Do you want ad-free access to our Daily Crossword?

Do you want access to daily Incite Politics Magazine articles?

Silver Subscriptions and above go in the draw to win a $500 prize to be drawn at the end of March

Not yet one of our awesome subscribers? Click Here and join us.

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.