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Attacking the enemy’s strategy

The essence of successful strategy lies in ensuring that your opponents are responding to your decisions – not you to theirs. Or, in the words of the Chinese general, Sun Tzu (545-470BC) “What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.” The challenge confronting Simon Bridges is, therefore, to devise a strategy equal to the task of seizing the political initiative from the Labour-NZF-Green Government – and not letting go.

For the past 14 years the National Party has been guided by the strategic thinking of Steven Joyce. That period may be divided into . . .

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