developments yesterday that
dissenters from within National leaked an internal email that showed
how desperate the Key faction have become to try and sell his change
of flag vanity project.
matters because the change of flag issue is a leadership one for Key,
so dissenting from it is an attack on him as leader. The backbone of
the National Party from electorate MPs know first hand from their own
electorate offices that this change of flag is deeply unpopular with
their older voter base, but to allow the leak to occur at all
suggests some high level Machiavellian treachery.
who did it?
interesting to note that Cameron Slater had no idea of this about to
happen. That says two things, the first is that he has become very
much out of the loop within National due to Dirty Politics fallout
which makes him radioactive and as welcome as a homeless P-addict
gate crashing a 5 year olds birthday party.
The second thing it tells
us is that it didn’t come from Judith Collins.
release of the email is too clever and subtle for Crusher Collins.
think this was a far smoother operator. someone who has a close
relationship with an up and coming electorate MP who is starting to
jockey for the power vacuum left by Key when he either wins and
stands down after 2017 or fails and stands down after 2017.
back stabbing in the once united National Party has begun.