What would the adoption of John Key’s flag symbolise? Well, nothing, really. There’s no change to New Zealand’s governance, there’s no adoption of a new constitution, no change in the relationship between the Crown and tangata whenua, nope, there’s nothing nationally significant about it at all. Its just a cynical exercise in manipulative feel-good politics designed to appeal to emotion and make John Key look good.
No one has summed this up more accurately than Russel Norman back in July last year . . .