The Brash Report was supposed to tell us how to catch up to Aussie, as per Key’s promise. It was just the same old ideas. No real analysis. A radical plan with no evidence it would work. It became, perhaps as always intended, just a PR exercise for National:
‘Look what crazy old Brash wants to do. That’s the real rightwing. Lucky Key is in charge. He’s nice and moderate and smiley and he always remembers to feed the cat. He’s so dreamy and he’s not a scary old Tory at all’
Tax Working Group. Same story. Their ideas are half good. The part about taking tax off work and putting it on land. Not the part about more tax cuts for the rich. Looks like the answer is the same ‘Nup. Too radical. Mustn’t scare the voters’.
Won’t listen to their own hand-picked taskforces’ recommendations. Won’t listen to the Left. Don’t have any ideas of their own.
What exactly is Key’s plan to fulfil his promise? Or is he just going to do nothing?