This makes me angry – Bill English: Flag vote shows republic a ways off
New Zealand’s vote against changing the flag shows that a potential shift to a republic is a long way off
Not it doesn’t you fool. The flag referendum showed that the public preferred one flag over another flag, nothing more and nothing less. The referendum didn’t ask, and shouldn’t be interpreted as meaning, anything about republican sentiments.
Andrew Little has raised the prospect of a referendum on NZ becoming a republic. Naturally the tory clobbering machine is out in full force. They’ll probably call it “communism by stealth” next, that has a real ring to it don’t you think?