So John Key wants to sell our schools.
The National caucus must be a strange place to be right now. Feeling kind of good to be ahead in the polls but knowing that every time you release any real policy you’re going to take a hit.
What this latest admission shows is that National hasn’t changed its spots since Brash. Turns out Key was actually telling the truth when he told Investigate magazine that he wouldn’t change the policy, just the tone. That could make it the first demonstrable fact that Ian Wishart has ever published.
So the Nats haven’t changed. Theirs is still an agenda of spending cuts and asset privatisation. Maharey is calling the schools announcement a “faultline issue”. I suspect it could be one of many.