Jane Clifton: Collins’s moue

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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23rd June, 2012
There’s always a tipping point in political fortunes, and the Government’s may be pinpointed by a change in the nature of the famous prime ministerial smile. These days it’s stuck on with flour-and-water paste, and beginning to droop at the edges. Rare flashes of irritation can be seen in the stand-up press conferences John Key has always aced. Because if there’s one thing Key knows how to do, it’s count. And the opinion poll maths is finally spelling out what National has always pretended not to acknowledge: it doesn’t have enough mates. It is just a few more PR disasters away ...

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