Thursday, September 28, 2017

WINSTON PETERS ... THE BACKDOWN BEGINS

Winston Peters on the 'Bolt Report' last night in Oz backed away from his absolute, bottom-line, commitment that there should be a referendum on the retention of the Maori seats as part of any coalition deal.    He said the demise of the Maori Party meant this was no longer an issue.

WTF has the demise of the Maori Party got to do with this.   This is Winston doing what Winston does well ... fudging the issue; introducing caveats to his commitment where no caveats existed before.   This will tear his not so ever adoring voting constituency apart.

What it does do is to remove the greatest impediment to him doing a deal with Labour.    I now fully expect a Labour/NZF/Greens coalition government to be in power ten days hence.     PM will be happy.   New Zealand won't be.   And a prediction ... three years from now Winston First will have sunk without trace.

3 comments:

Alan said...

I agree with you on this issue, The Maori seats and votes are still in play, the beneficiary is the Labour party. My view all along was that he would go with Labour and the Greens. He is a pint sized rat who is years past his use by date if he ever had one.

alwyn said...

"three years from now Winston First will have sunk without trace"
Unfortunately so will the New Zealand economy.

Lolitas brother said...

If he backs out of the Referendum, I hope we hound him until the grave