ACT rate the Budget speeches in their latest newsletter. Now they’re hardly disinterested observers, but there certainly are a lot of people who think Little’s speech was appallingly bad. Their ratings:
- Bill English 7/10
- Andrew Little 1/10
- John Key 8/10
- Metiria Turei 4/10
- Winston Peters 5/10
- Te Ururoa Flavell 6/10
- Peter Dunne 6/10
- David Seymour 7/10
They also refer to something which may be more significant:
ACT’s Board has unanimously rejected an approach by the hapless Don Brash (no joking, this is too good for us to have made up) for Williamson to join ACT’s caucus. “My own party don’t want me no more” is not an attractive pitch. For similar reasons, what poor country would accept him as ambassador?
This will be interesting, if correct.