No Minister


But boy were they working overtime interviewing their typewriters with the speculation on TV1 last night that Judith Collins was about to be rolled by their (wet) dream team of Bridges and Luxon.

Lets imagine that were to happen … we’ll park for the moment how you explain to a cynical electorate the four leaders in 10 months bit … and you can well imagine the medias first question to Luxon would be along the lines of ‘having helped dispose of Collins how long are you prepared to give Bridges’ … and there’s no satisfactory answer that Luxon can give over the ritual pledge of loyalty to the leader which means nothing … leaving Bridges looking over his shoulder 24/7 while the media dissects Luxon’s every word and deed looking for evidence of a coup in the making as a self fulfilling prophesy.

Collins is safe for now especially while the phone remains off the hook for National although, as I said in an earlier comment, one senses the electorates luv affair with St Jacinda is starting to come off the boil. Should the polls, 18 months hence, still have National around the 30% mark then it could well be a different story.

Written by The Veteran

April 14, 2021 at 11:06 am

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  1. Nats rolled Bridges when he had 40% IIRC. Those behind that need to stand up and leave.

    John JohnO

    April 14, 2021 at 12:27 pm

  2. JJ … what’s done is done and you can’t unscramble an omelet but leader #4 in ten months just ain’t credible.

    For myself I’m more interested in seeing bold and visionary policy options based on National’s core philosophy as providing a distinct point of difference between it and Labour.

    The Veteran

    April 14, 2021 at 12:53 pm

  3. But boy were they working overtime interviewing their typewriters…

    Just say what they are: Labour and Green Party operatives with bylines.

    Tom Hunter

    April 14, 2021 at 2:16 pm

  4. The Nats have three obstacles in their path to becoming a “government in waiting” in my opinion. 1) A serious lack of talent at the top level. Collins is too matronly and unappealing to voters (especially female voters). Luxon has untested potential but is a newbie. Bridges has been uninspiring in a leadership role in the past. Woodhouse can’t add up to save himself. Bishop undermines his colleagues via leaks. Mitchell is a possibility for deputy but not a compelling one. 2) Their core political values are seen as out of step and are under relentless attack by the “woke” left causing them to pander to voters who will never vote for them. 3) ACT is eating their lunch and eroding their voter base at a time when the Nats need to be expanding their voter base with practical policies and convincing voters that they can plan and implement these in a cost effective manner unlike the current government with its working groups and frivolous spending habits.


    April 14, 2021 at 6:50 pm

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