Audrey Young wrote a piece on Key’s glorious defeat in the flag referendum, and how it was all Labour’s fault. Nothing unusual in that of course. What was unusual was how strongly she got called out in the comments. On the front page –
Unfortunately it was clear from day one that this bid to change the flag was going to fail. The process was also universally perceived as flawed and expensive.
The use of public figures to he hector the voters has been shown once again to be a bad idea.
No he is a loser. He lost $26 million dollars of taxpayers money. He should resign.
The result is inaccurate. The margin was likely much larger given the options were to do nothing or vote for change. Those who wished to do nothing probably did.
Talk about a sore loser. You lot lost. Get over it. You just reveal yourself as a mouthpiece.
Yup thats it , we are in a democracy, to change the the flag puts us in banana republic status, the majority have voted for the rule of law. No more no less…
What a load of tripe. There were some 20 percent voting who might have got the changed if the design was good, myself included. I think JK also politicised this and it offensive to just blame labour and greens.
No you are wrong. He is a loser and a failure. The country is 80 billion in debt. Kids are living in cars. He has sold our best assets to his rich mates. He sold us out with the tppa. Our farmers are about to go to the wall. But wait now he’s on holiday
What crap, a lot like the process John key implemented for flag change.
What a pathetic summing up. The author must feel that this grown man needs a strong woman to defend him. It’s the sort of justification note teachers received in ancient times from over possessive mothers.
The whole process was politicised by all sides. Accusing Lab/Greens of doing so and not Key/National is itself engaging in political point scoring. Key wanted a new flag and publicly wore a badge of Lockwood’s design. That’s politicising the process.
On it goes for 171 comments, with barely any in support. Remarkable.