Sunday 21 September:
After the election result last night showed how divided the country is, it is unclear how the nation can unite behind John Key to let him be Prime Minister.
Key got less than half the vote, with more of the public not backing him than giving him their vote.
The country was split between a number of contenders and it’s not clear now how it can proceed with Key so undermined by their disunity.
Key got over the line to be PM with backing from the crucial business sector, which will leave him beholden to them, and unable to respond to Joe Public’s interests.
Or alternatively, after an election the result is accepted and the electors accept the result and move on.
Labour will unite around Little, no matter how much the media goes on about the unions or slim margins. It was often a slim margin behind closed doors in caucus (Brash rolling English by John Key switching sides at the last minute for instance) – but once a party has decided, if they get on with it, that margin matters not a jot.
Little: the party’s behind you, and it’s your move.