The justice minister has been copping flak in recent days over the demise of the MMP review, the failure to find consensus (mostly because the National party wasn’t having any of it) and her refusal to, you know, “organise the Kumbaya sessions of party leaders”.
Energised, perhaps, by all this, Judith Collins has been delivering the best curtain-raiser act to the Budget speech in the history of New Zealand politics – delivering a good old-fashioned tongue lashing to various eager tweeters.
But the best exchange was this, prompted by Ana Samways’ response to the burst of activity, and resulting in the Dim-Post’s Danyl Mclauchlan deploying the Voigt-Kampff empathy test from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? / Blade Runner.
She later added:
Don’t ever change, Judith. Don’t ever change.