John Armstrong has his “top ten keys for success” as advice to John Key. They are:
1 Maintain momentum through to Christmas and beyond.
2 Get Key to stamp his mark on Parliament.
3 Reach out to the country’s women voters.
4 Seek an urgent rapprochement with Maori.
5 Reach out to other parties in Parliament.
6 Think laterally. Surprise.
7 Respect the enemy’s ability to recover.
8 Stop trying to win unwinnable arguments.
9 Appoint a chief press secretary who can speak for the leader.
10 Nudge Don Brash into quitting politics altogether.
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