I'm talking about herald columnist John Armstrong who had this astonishing and unsubstantiated assertion in this morning's New Auck Times spelling error and all.
As for reform, the cruel mathematics of MMP mean it can only be achieved in incremental bites if a party wants to stay in power. The pending part-asset sales are testimony to that. Everyone knows the mixed-ownership model is nothing other than a halfway house to the power generators eventually falling completely into private hands. National's unconvincing pretence otherwise is one reason it has lost the debate over asset sales.
I'm sorry, Mr Armstrong but you are indulging in plain unaduterated political sledging of the worst kind. The sort of thing that country people correctly refer to as 'BULLSHIT.'
You seem to have forgotten that National is a minority and has to get legislation passed in the house. Not only that buy you ignore National's excellent track record, a John Key trade mark, of signalling such a major policy during an election campaign and getting a mandate for it.
Has it got to the point where The Herald requires its columnists to take an anti-National line?
Loos like it to me.