Reading Hager’s observations in his select committee testimony got me thinking.
That big business lobby which used to sit behind Dr Brash now sits behind Mr Key.
I’m sure McCully has explained to those monied types that National has to be careful about how to describe the true policy agenda. But Mr Key and his colleagues (English and Ryall etc) have, in recent weeks, gone to some lengths to show those business groups that they should keep donating the money flowing in, as assets will be up on the block under the Nats.
But i predict you’ll see them try and back away from all those words now, as they try and soothe the public that they’re just throwing some ideas around – it’s all very tame.