In the annual Trans-Tasman ‘roll-call‘, amongst the normal love-struck schoolboy prose that we expect from the Trans-Tasman when referring to any National leader, is this judgment on the PM:
“Key needs an agenda, not just the consensus he is building around personal trust.”
In other words:
‘smile and wave is all very nice and good, John, but don’t you think you should do some actual work? You know, build that brighter future you promised?’
Meanwhile, Key is spending two hours today digitally smiling and waving on Stuff. Yawn. I’m sure it’ll give us real insight and display deep thinking. I’m sure we won’t just get trite responses from Key’s PR people.
All the same, go along and ask some tough questions: it’s about time he faced some. Vernon Small’s running it, he’s a good journo, so you can be confident he won’t just let through the patsies.