God, another leak from National, this time their research, science and technology policy.
From Mallard’s press release:
“Mr Key should not only be embarrassed, he should be very worried about the shambolic show he is running. Contrary to his desperate claims last week, I did not find any of these policies in any cafÃ©. Or in any restroom either for that matter.
“These leaks are more like a gushing stream and demonstrate yet again that there are serious problems within National.
“There is clearly a simmering resentment with John Key who is muzzling the caucus, keeping them out of all decision making and keeping his agenda secret from his own MPs as well as the New Zealand public,” Trevor Mallard said.
Key has previously tried to claim that the leaked policies are all from the same bundle and someone must have left them at Copperfields. That line’s now looking well and truly shot.
Honestly, what a shambles.
UPDATE: Frog chips in:
While Trevor is keen to put the boot in as hard as possible, I am simply afraid of what such an ill disciplined caucus could mean in government. It doesn’t bear thinking about.
UPDATE 2: Copy of the leaked policy here.