This is the first of the Lusk papers, as leaked to us a couple of days ago, and as currently being discussed on The Nation.
It’s crazy, Tea Party stuff, proposing to sell our politics to business and American interests.
The leak itself reveals a deep split in the party as factions gear up to fight for the wreckage post Key. Far from the Nats “turning on” an outside advisor, The Nation mentions “sitting MPs” and support for Lusk “within National’s caucus” – presumably the Collins faction.
We will post the second document, on the American funding proposal, tomorrow.