A forum with decorum

Guest Post:

It’s times like these that we can and should appreciate Whale Oil. This blog represents a community of a diverse range of people with largely similar but at times somewhat divergent opinions. It is here that we can express our opinions freely in a considerate manner. A forum with decorum if you like.

What really stands out is that on big issues, things that really matter, we are virtually of one mind. What got me thinking on this is the contest for the leadership of the National Party. Reading the blogs there is only one person who we think can ably fill the role – Judith Collins.

Judith appears to be in sync with the views of most Whale Oilers. She has stated she is not politically correct and believes in the freedom of speech along the same lines as practised here. What a breath of fresh air!

She is going to review all of National’s policies and no doubt also those Ministers in Cabinet and on the front bench. It appears from listening to her that her intention is to take National from Left of centre and Labour lite to the right of centre where it should be.

Being a centrist I am sure she will do this in such a way as to not vacate the vital centre ground. However, Judith realises there must be real points of difference. I agree. This strategy is National’s only hope of winning in 2020. Judith is also the most effective weapon National has to take the fight to Jacinda and Labour.

I note we are all flooding the MPs with emails but will this be enough to convince the caucus? We don’t want more of the same. We want change.  If Judith is not elected, what then? National, in my opinion, will be a lost cause. We need a Party to vote for. I feel we need to, as a group, encourage Judith to launch a new Party. A party that will uphold the beliefs that she and us hold.

This Party could become the friend on the right National desperately needs. If this door shuts we need another one to open. We must not allow this moment to pass without exploring all avenues whereby our aims might be achieved.


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