The carnival is over. It was fun, but it’s done.
Key will get his little patriotic poll bump. But it will be swept away like the confetti.
We have over 6% unemployed.
We have a housing crisis – sky-high rents, incompetent state housing, and developer greed.
We have begging on our streets.
We have economic stagnation, a massive trade deficit, and many declining regions.
We have the folly of the flag.
We have a growth industry in jails.
This is a country adrift, with a lazy government riding its luck for too long, run by a guy who no longer knows why he’s there.
2016 is local government elections – a great rehearsal for changing the country in 2017.
Let’s use these net six weeks to barbecue like crazy.
The carnival is over. Let’s get back to work.