Hello 3 News. I know there’s a lot of pressure to churn stuff out. Too few people doing too much work. Maybe a lack of depth and experience in the newsroom. And so on and so on and so on. But even so – come on people – you can do better than this:
Duncan Garner on the week in politics
By 3 News online staff
The political week has been dominated by the rise and rise of Christian based Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.
On the agenda has been contraception, promiscuous Kiwi women and John Key’s reaction to it all.
3 News political editor Duncan Garner told Firstline this morning Mr Key would prefer other options to making a deal with Mr Craig.
“You have to think if he’s grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory.”
“What this shows is there’s a real problem in the party with a man called Simon Lusk… He’s a real problem according to the party at the highest level,” he says.
“I think John Key would prefer if [there] were some other options,” he says.
The minutes from the National Party Annual General Meeting were leaked to 3 News this week, revealing the party’s concerns about one man.
Garner says Mr Key is also concerned about Mr Lusk’s involvement with National.