Rt. Hon Winston Peters will garner more than five percent voter support at the next General Election and will to return to the Hallowed Halls of Power.
Private polling to which I have been privy (and not via my old mate Winston because we are no longer mates and don’t speak), have NZ First at well over five percent.
Winston will emerge King Maker – and this time, He will be King.
Whichever of the other parties agrees that Winston will be the Prime Minister, will receive Winston’s endorsement to form a coalition with him.
How and why can this happen?
The polls are already demonstrating that the pendulum is now swinging back toward the centre.
And, based on the rising cacophony of street speak, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her government, is in trouble.
Elevating one ethic culture about all others which contribute to making New Zealand what it is, is not going down well, at all. Labour’s version of apartheid in New Zealand is, A Step Too Far. (1) https://www.nzcpr.com/a-step-too-far-bi-cultural-partnership/
Resentment, contempt and disgust at being force fed Maori language, is now a widely shared reaction to constant bombardment of a language many and dare I say, the majority of New Zealanders consider to be of no international career value and a waste of time.
For some Maori, preservation of their language is important, as is preservation of language for all cultures. But, as with every other culture in New Zealand except Maori, preservation of their heritage has been achieved without government funding and forced “acceptance” of that culture on others.
For any government, to act with high handed contumacious disregard for the majority, is a proven pathway to perdition.
Then there’s COVID-19 or Delta or whatever new variation of virus which currently plagues the world.
It took Sir John Key to do what the National Party has failed to do and what ACT leader David Seymour tried to do, and that was confront and expose the government and its entourage of virologist modellers and other faceless bureaucrats, for a kaleidoscope of faults.
Within 24 hours of John Key’s epistle, Labour progressively but swiftly, abolished its Zero target.
The outcome of commanding subservience through sowing fear and anxiety, abated – slightly.
Portents of unmitigated disaster have evaporated – although some soothsayers of doom and gloom, do still lurk in the shadows.
Isolating New Zealand from an outside world which has come to terms with the reality that the Virus cannot be extinguished, was brought to a halt by Sir John Key.
John Key justifiably pigeon-holed NZ as a Hermit state. He was right. The virus is something we must all learn to live with.
New Zealand is a state where young generations are being denied the opportunity and the right, to socialize and make love and step on the wild side.
A life style older generations took for granted – but – which is now denied – under threats of arrest and prosecution.
PS Let me say here - the reluctance of our police to emulate the style of law enforcement being handed out by Victorian police across the Tasman, is something for which we should all be grateful.
As a former police inspector with an enduring reputation as a commander who during the most violent civil disobedience in our history, played a major role in delivering brutal street justice. (2) https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/300354219/i-went-from-being-revered-to-being-reviled-during-1981-springbok-tour-says-police-red-squads-ross-meurant , in my opinion, the NZ police conduct in these trying times, is highly commendable
Then there is the economic damage.
Small business provides the largest number of jobs and that means a lot of tax paid to the coffers of a government which is rapidly descending into a deficit funded disaster.
These are the real heroes of New Zealand. These are the people who create employment for others by expanding their businesses and invariably that means, taking out loans using the family home as collateral. Small businesses are now in the front-line trenches fighting this war.
Regrettably, too many MP’s have absolutely no understanding or nor exposure to this field of battle.
Finally, we come to the psychological damage.
Not only the psychological damage being done to young people who cannot go out for a night on the town to satisfy natural instincts and hunt down the opposite sex.
The damage to the will, of the small business person and family, to continue? To lose all they have strived to build. To, try again?
Meanwhile, Jacinda and her bunch of bureaucrats who clamour for media profile, get paid monthly irrespective of what happens.
Christopher Luxon will lead National into the next General Election.
His Christian faith will appeal to the conservatives and to voters who would otherwise vote for a Christian party.
A Christian party per se, will not succeed. Variations of this vehicle of faith have all failed. This time the Messiah is Luxon.
Based on polling and everyday responses to Judith Collins, in my assessment, it’s time she put the Party before her pride and resigned the leadership. That would be a more gracious exit, than being fired.
Ross Meurant, graduate in politics both at university and as a Member of Parliament; formerly police inspector in charge of Auckland spies; currently Honorary Consul for an African state’ Trustee and CEO of Russian owned commercial assets in New Zealand and has international business interests.