Has National lost the plot?
Since the election National appears to have failed at political management 101 big time, for example:-
1. SOE and Clause 9
2. SOE sales and failing to plan for potential dilution over time of holding when capital is raised
3. McCully and his email hack
4. Brownlee and the ‘clown’ Parker
5. Crafar farms
One could be forgiven for wondering if anyone was in charge. Media and political management has been abysmal, as National fumble and stumble from one mess to another mess.
National have signally failed to make people understand why trade and foreign inward investment are essential. The failure to defuse the Crafar issue will cause National major grief, both domesticall and internationally.
National needs to get a grip and quickly, else 2014 will be lost for sure.