So Key’s announced his deals, without so much as a cup of tea.
Epsom’s National voters who can bear the smell of the serially corrupt ACT party are to hold their noses and ignore Goldsmith.
Ohariu’s National voters who are looking for an outdated model with a track record of bending over his principles for a ministerial wage can be Dunne over. If they’re not over Dunne.
Do Espom’s voters so lack entertainment that they want to see what happens next? After a perk-buster that likes perks and a tough on crime advocate who likes the soft option on his crimes; followed by a Brash stabbing that resulted in a conservative leading a liberal party and being found to be liberal in his interpretation of electoral donation law. Actually that does seem a good show… if only the running of our country wasn’t so badly affected by this comedy Act…
It seems unbelievable that Ohairiu’s voters won’t be United by their desire to see the Future of Peter be Dunne out of Parliament.
But seriously – these deals resulted in policies foisted upon us last election that National didn’t want to own.
Charter Schools have cost us many millions, with money being thrown at them as they corrode our formerly world-leading education system, but they weren’t anywhere in the last campaign.
After Act’s resounding 1% of the vote, and with many options of who they could go in coalition with, they held Key over a barrel and demanded the policy that had been the centrepiece of their campaign … or National used them as a fig-leaf to give us charter schools, one of the two.
So what will National force on us unannounced through these deals this time? Are they willing to give us a clue?