It’s been a hard fought campaign but it’s clear that we’ve got a firmly right wing government now. Congratulations are in order for John Key and the ACT party.
Of course I’m not happy with the outcome and I expect it will bode badly for a lot of New Zealanders but that’s the democratic result and you can’t argue with it.
Over the next three years there are going to be a lot of things we on the left will have to campaign hard to protect including, quite likely, MMP and the first hundred days of this new government will be a test for all left activists as reforms are pushed through fast during the honeymoon period.
But that’s ahead of us. Right now I’m going to spend an afternoon relaxing in the sun.