ACT’s newest MP Hilary Calvert is reported by the Herald this morning to have changed her support from Hide to Brash. That means Brash has the numbers to roll Hide, and the leadership of New Zealand’s most rightwing party will transfer to someone who isn’t currently even a member of the ACT Party. How tin-pot is that?
Apparently Calvert changed her mind after discussions yesterday with Brash and Douglas and was won over by Brash’s racist anti-Maori campaign and policy proposals.
Regardless, with 2 for and 3 against, it’s curtains for Rodney. He’s about to become the sacrificial goat he was always groomed to be: Auckland’s Supershity is now up and staggering, and any dissatisfaction with its inefficient, anti-democratic nature can be blamed on Rodney instead of the Key administration.
The only question now is will Rodney resign in a pantomine of good manners, or will he wait to be voted off ACToid Island?