Friday, April 18, 2008

Pointing out the obvious

Writing in the Dominion-Post, Chris Trotter points out the obvious: while John Key is running on a "me too" platform of continuing to implement Labour's policies, that is not what his big-business backers are paying him for. They have not poured millions of dollars into bankrolling the National Party over the past few years in order to see a continuation of policies they denounce as "socialism". Neither have National's MP's joined the party and gained election so they can implement left-wing policy - if they wanted to do that, they would have joined the Labour Party! There is a serious disconnect between what Key says he will do in office, and what his party and his supporters stand for and want him to do. And this casts serious doubt on either his honesty with the electorate now, or his ability to follow through and deliver on his promises of no change later.