While shepherding through horrendous housing changes and removing workers’ rights – and hiding from Dirty Politics – John Key needs a big “look over there!”
As Colin James puts it he’s talking about increasing security (ISIS) while decreasing security (of employment).
One of these is real to Kiwis every day, the other is trying to meddle to cosy up to the US, and distract the country.
But if the PM (if on duty) just needs to keep the story on how the terror level has been raised to “Stupendously Unlikely”.
Or on a new flag.
See, you’ve forgotten housing and jobs already. It’s hardly like they’re core.
The Labour leadership thing helps as well of course – although if the media stops the beauty parade and lets them talk, they tend to be going on about the said horrendous housing reform and terrible attacks on the workers. So that’s a danger.
Best keep to the flag and the scary men in keffiyehs.