The media's "honeymoon" with National's leader, Christopher Luxon, ended abruptly on 21 March when on Kerre McIvor's NewstalkZB show, he uttered these astonishing words: “If you want to have a go, and you want to make something of yourself -- we don't just do bottom feeding and just focus on the bottom. We focus on people who want to be positive and ambitious.
How quickly Kiwi's forget just how ill bred and crass are these nouveau riche types. I do have a nagging fear that national will scrape in next year- and slam Aotearoa back into reverse gear.
Clear and concise Frank. Keep it coming.
Good to see you blogging again Frank! I had seen a couple of your reckons over on Twitter (repling to Te Taipo, maybe?), but I don't have an account there (nor any intention to start one), so couldn't say hi. Substack seems to have more potential for joined-up thinking, and hopefully they've sorted out pricacy issues enough to be able to tell bcc from cc nowadays.
The end of Luxon's media honeymoon may or may not be reflected in the political polls, which may or may not be indicative of next year's general election result. It all seems like smoke and mirrors at this point. It is clear that he would be a disaster as a PM though.