Funny how John Banks has got so much more out of his coalition deal with National than Peter Dunne did despite Dunne having more leverage than Banksie.
It’s almost like National wanted to pack all of their hard right policy into Act’s deal so they could employ it without dirtying themselves.
The truth is Bank’s serves at Key’s whim.
It surprises me National’s strategists think people will buy the charade that John Key is centrist but obliged to do all this right-wing stuff because Act’s twisting his poor wee arm.
However it does explain the pain they went through to keep Act alive.