So, now we know that three National frontbenchers were recorded talking about a secret agenda at the cocktail do last Friday. Think about what this means: it is inconceivable that all three were somehow ‘tricked’ into talking about a secret agenda, inconceivable that all three used such “loose language” that they accidentally contradicted their party’s public policy when talking to National delegates the one time they were being recorded. It is clear now that this National Party conference and probably any function where Nats think they are only talking to each other is full of talk about their real agenda and how they are hiding it from the public.
National brought these recordings on themselves. It has been obvious for some time that they are running a secret agenda but there has been no proof. Now someone has provided that proof. If National did not have a secret agenda, there would be no recordings, there would be no scandal.
It’s time for National to finally, finally be honest with the people it wants so desperately to govern. Admit that behind closed doors the party is planning a far more radical right-wing agenda, very different from what it has been saying in public. Drop the moderate facade, it’s so cracked and torn that it has become an embarrassment. Regain your dignity as a party; campaign on what you believe in. If you think your secret agenda is the best plan for the country have some pride and have some belief in the people of this country; talk to us about it.