As I scanned the stuff website I came across the latest TV3 poll results. Scarcely what I’d regard as cheerful Sunday night reading (National on 59.9%, Labour 27.2%, Greens 6.9% ). But upon reading Duncan Garner’s blog I decided that while the sea change might not be happening now the signs are there that it will happen – not today, not tomorrow but eventually. Garner says
[Key’s] Government is loose and at times reckless. It’s burning political capital like Scott Dixon burns rubber. Key is no overbearing micro-manager like Helen Clark. He trusts some of his Ministers to get on with the job – when some of them aren’t up to it.
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen some pretty good examples of Ministerial incompetence. It will be interesting to see what note the political year ends on, with only a couple more sessions of the House until MPs disappear for the summer break. The pressure is on – and it’s showing.