Brash’s taskforce releases its report today. Where’s Key? CHOGM ended yesterday but he’s not back until Wednesday.
Catching Aussie by 2025 is meant to be his big vision. He can’t get them to wait a couple of days or get back quicker?
We know this serious stuff isn’t really Key’s thing. But the fact that he’s not going to be here for release of this cornerstone report says something more. It’s just political theatre. About dragging the discourse rightwards.
Being overseas keeps him from being directly associated with the crazy things Brash will say.
Strawman Brash scares the public. Key comes back. Plays Mr Moderate. Public placated, relieved. Room to move to the right opened up.