Earlier this week I posted on National’s attempted inoculation of the “nuclear issue”. Chris Trotter’s just written a related analysis of Key’s comments to the NZ/US Partnership Forum. In it Key states:
“I have little interest in debates, either economic or political, that simply relitigate events of a quarter of a century ago… I realise that history shapes the present, but I am interested in looking forward and taking New Zealand forward.”
The danger in relitigation, Trotter notes, is that:
… by participating in such debates, they would very quickly reveal that, when it comes to all those economic and political “events” they no longer wish to discuss, their attitudes haven’t changed one iota.
Read the full article here.