Last night on Q+A, Shane Jones signalled to Matthew Hooton what the price of NZ First is to National at the election.
Moving the Port North.
Now seeing as Matthew Hooton’s RNZ and NZ Herald contributions fell into 4 broad categories, (Labour is about to implode, the Port needs to be moved North, Simon Bridges is about to lose his leadership and the Port needs to be moved North), it’s fair to say that if Shane needs the Port moved North, Hooton’s new role inside the Muller administration can ease that transaction.
With NZ First barely polling 2% in the Polls, this gasp for political relevancy faces a more desperate struggle this time around because of the enormous political capital Jacinda has built over the pandemic.
Sure, NZ First might attract National Party vote, but anyone who has moved to Labour have done so out of actual gratitude, horse trading doesn’t appeal to those voters.
The reality is that Labour could govern alone, which means NZ First’s desperation is starting to reek as badly as National’s.
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