Ever since Muller reopened the door to Winston that Bridges had shut, NZ First MPs have all lined up to publicly flirt with National while denouncing Labour for some petty reason.
Tracey Martin did it, Winston did it and Shane Jones did it.
NZ First has been nothing but a brake peddle for the real transformative change voters entrusted to Jacinda.
The best outcome for progressives to be able to get policy to do the things that need to be done is for Labour to able to form a Government minus NZ First.
So Andrew Little being given the nod to punch back publicly is welcomed….
Justice Minister Andrew Little has accused Winston Peters of mis-characterising his position on rent relief for businesses hit by Covid-19 and mocked NZ First’s own proposals for the area as “laughable”.
While the former Labour leader claimed the coalition was in good shape, he blamed NZ First for a delay in reaching an agreement which he claimed was close to the one he originally proposed in April.
…3 consecutive opinion polls have given Labour 50%+.
This is unprecedented in MMP politics & represents a sea change in the psychology of the electorate.
A chunk of voters have permanently decamped from National after watching Jacinda’s incredible handling of the pandemic and feel she’s earned their vote.
Gratitude = loyalty and that’s why Labour have every chance in just over 100 days of being elected with a majority for the first time in MMP history.
That means it doesn’t matter what the hell NZ First want or don’t want because even if they manage to become politically relevant by the election and get over 5%, with Labour on 50%+, Jacinda doesn’t need Winston any longer and with the ongoing investigation into NZ First funding corruption, that’s a distance whose timing couldn’t be more perfect.
Bye bye Winston, you can go be mates with Todd Muller.
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