The Dominion Post has revealed that only hours after criticising National’s plans to mine on Great Barrier, Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye was seeking advice from Key and Brownlee’s offices on what to say to the media.
Kaye has previously admitted to having had Key sign off on her original opposition but this latest revelation makes a mockery of the idea that she’s engaging in any more than cynical politics.
The Herald, still running all Kaye’s lines, seems to be the only one falling for the ruse. We can presumably put that down to Michelle Boag’s PR influence.
Nikki Kaye’s theatrical opposition to mining has been scripted and managed from start to finish. It’s pure spin.
Great Barrier residents – her constituents – deserve better.