Roger Douglas interview
I have a lot of respect for Sir Roger Douglas. The fact that many people are still in denial (and will probably remain so until they die) does not change the fact that he was a key part of a government that saved New Zealand from a nightmarish South American scenario when the IMF was on the verge of running the country. So many peolpe forget this, some, who have presumably never bothered to find out the facts, don’t even know this.
Sir Roger Douglas is someone who genuinely cares about New Zealand and the success of every citizen. I won’t deny that he is deeply unpopular with some New Zealanders and has been blamed for all sorts of things. But the politicians those people support, are quite prepared to miss-speak to remain in power and really care about little beyond staying in power.
If you are thinking of voting for National in the coming election consider this; There is not a lot that separates National and Labour with policy, and I’m sure that what we will see is carefully nuanced policy differences released by National over the coming months, and you can guarantee these will all be flexible. It is more important than ever to clean up NZ politics which looks like spinning off down a corrupt path. ACT will genuinely offer a check on National, and the current team of two have shown consistency in this regard. National won’t want to share power, they will want to be ensuring that any partner will be as small and as weak as possible. So every voter needs to seriously consider splitting their vote to ensure that policies like tax cuts are not fudged.
I guess that sounds like a party political broadcast for ACT (I’m not a member), but it’s something that voters seem to forget – espeically voters on the ‘right’ – and this year more than ever it will be important.