Seeing as National voters can be bought for the price of a flat white…
…the sudden need for National to promise 10 news bridges for Northland seems extravagant.
The panic has set in for National.
Key’s arrogance in writing Winston off has changed with the realisation that an electorate as neglected by National as Northland has been is intending to send the Government a message by eliminating their ability to ram through controversial legislation with just the help of ACT.
Labour’s hamfisted campaign to date isn’t fair to Willow-Jean Prime who is an excellent candidate. The sudden wake up of Little giving his nod to Winston over the weekend should have been worked out well before now. This was a chance to look like a Government in waiting rather than squabbling again. If Winston wins it will mean the Greens get relegated to support partner in a Labour-NZ First minority coalition come 2017 as Labour’s move to the middle is now well set.
Regardless of who wins, Northland will still lose. The only hope for those ground down by poverty will be a change in Government 2017, it won’t be the replacement of the self-interested pretending to represent their interests.
Northland should hold out until Sabin’s ‘personal issues’ are made public, Key will have to promise 10 airports then.