Among the hustle and bustle of international events in New Zealand, National stands to gain as politics takes a back seat.
It might seem unlikely from this cacophonous vantage point, but it’s quite possible that, during the coming election campaign, there won’t be much room for actual politics. I know. Something to look forward to. It’s hard to overestimate just how crafty the Government has been with the timetable leading up to the November 26 poll – although, as with all self-serving swifties, this has the potential to rebound on National, but more on that shortly.
The official spending-regulated campaign period begins in just nine weeks, so from that point on, all politicians will have to start minding ...
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