So apparently National has won the election.
At the moment, all the MSM political news is framed around Key being unbeatable, born to rule and how Labour, Cunliffe and the Left in general just don’t have the ‘right stuff’ to make it.
This fixation on the election is expected but it doesn’t particularly inform and it completely ignores what National is plotting for us if they win.
So what is this preordained National third term going to look like? What is a last gasp, National government going to do?
In 2011 they admitted in their campaign that they would be privatising state owned assets if reelected. That was a brazen move, somewhat risky and yet they won.
John Key was very vocal both before and after the election that the asset sales were well signaled and used that as a justification for going through with it even in the face of strong, popular opposition.
So far he has remained quiet about what he intends to do with a possible third term. I’ve heard that National’s backers have drawn up a wishlist and are tying it to donations and promises of campaign support, but so far nothing on the detail. I doubt it’ll be good news for most Kiwis.
My guess is they’ll be looking at further cuts to social services, decimating work rights and giving corporates even more free reign to rort the shit out of Kiwi consumers.
What do you think they’ll be gunning for?