I for one will be sad to see Roger Douglas leave Parliament. Given his age it is an entirely reasonable move.
So I wish him all the best and thank him for his contributions to NZ over the years.
I also see that another right wing party is in the wings.
I know that the ACT brand has taken a few hits, many of them well deserved. NZ is a small country, true right wing politics is just a part of our political spectrum. So why divide and risk failure?
I think that egos and personalities are often too much at the forefront.
We should just focus on working together to ensure our views are sounded in a reasonable manner and listened to by the people of NZ.
Our best hope for that to happen is with 8-10 seats after the next election under one banner.