Now the Maori Party are off the hook for voting for asset sales, John Key’s government needs Peter Dunne if it is to sell out assets.
As the Greens point out, Dunne has no mandate for asset sales as he did not campaign on the issue.
If he had, I suspect he’d have lost Ohariu. It’s likely he’ll go down in history as the man that sold our assets.
One thing’s for sure though – his role in this fiasco means he’ll not be back next term.