Why is it that whenever John Key reveals policy it’s indirectly, either by an errant backbencher, or as a result of Labour releasing their own.
Tax cuts outlined in Michael Cullen’s budget forced John Key’s hand…he was left with nowhere to turn other than to suggest that his increases in cuts would be brought in sooner than 2011.
Then today a backbencher reveals that National doesn’t believe in making employers contribute to the Kiwisaver scheme.
John Key releases his policy to a crowd of journalists in the Parliament lobby where he publicly marginalises Kate Wilkinson (one of the few remaining women in his party) and states quite bluntly that she didn’t know what she was talking about. So much for her self-esteem.
National need to start releasing some policy and quick. Otherwise they’ll begin to lose votes – probably not enough to lose them the election (OK, so I’m admitting here that they are likely to win) but enough that they’ll have to make some serious deals with other parties to hold on to power.