$640 dollars per day to add a veneer of gated community support for changing the flag? And what a wide spectrum of opinion, if your definition of wide is National Party voting media and advertising brand managers.
Julie Christie, Rod Drury, Nicky Bell, John Burrows, Kate de Goldi, Lieutenant-General Rhys Jones, Beatrice Faumina, Sir Brian Lochore, Stephen Jones, Peter Chin, Malcolm Mulholland and Hana O’Regan are about as representative of wider NZ as a South Island jury.
At a cost of $25.7 million dollars, can’t we save everyone’s time and our cash by just holding up the flag Key really wants…
…but we can’t do that because this whole flag debate is just a pointless distraction Key can wave around rather than answering serious questions about privatising state houses, rorting ACC, going to war in Iraq, child poverty, affordable housing, charter school whitewashing, student debt, inequality and of course mass surveillance.