Dirty politics. Ministerial resignations. Spying revelations. John Key’s credibility in tatters. A member of Key’s staff in hiding. Various enquiries underway. A new scandal emerging the very day before the election. NZ an international laughing stock. The chickens of six years worth of the most manipulative and amoral government we have seen since Muldoon have all come home to roost.
The cool kids call it “peak cray”. Most people just see a confusing whirl of misleading headlines. Whatever you call it I am well sick of the whole business.
If Team Key manage to stagger over the line we get more of the same. We get to watch it all fall apart. Three (probably) more years of dirty politics. Three more years of scandals and enquiries. Three more years of cult-of-the personality. Three more years of no ideas. It will be a government paralysed from the start by scandal and investigation – inward looking and defensive. A rather Pyrrhic “victory” at best.
We need a Labour led government, we need the Greens. Not just because their policies are better for people, better for the environment, and better for the economy. We need a Labour led government to draw a line under the mess of the last six years, and reject Key’s dirty politics. We need a Labour led government so that we can put this nightmare behind us. We need a clean start.