The narrative being sown is that this Government will be a boring and bland third term. Boring and bland.
Since the election, Key has announced he is privatising 30% of state houses without reinvesting any of that money back into housing society’s most vulnerable while shirking Government’s social obligations off to churches. Key has u-turned on going to war and it’s just been revealed that the government employs active tactics condoned by the PM to delay OIA requests.
But that’s bland. It’s bland to those NZers in the middle classes who aren’t hurting but to those on the bottom of the social heap, this government is a boot relentlessly stamping on the face of the poor.
The secret to a 4th term for National will be to keep having their hard right policy framed as bland and not controversial by the media.
They are starting well.