Gareth Morgan says he wants to free New Zealand from the grip of "career politicians". That's what is being reported.
If Labour was in power, I could understand the sentiment.
But at the moment the most powerful politicians in New Zealand are John Key, Steven Joyce, Paula Bennett, Anne Tolley, Chris Finlayson and Judith Collins. None are career politicians. You may add others. I simply listed those who control portfolios I take an interest in.
I left out Bill English and Nick whats-his-name. They are careerists based on parliamentary longevity.
So is Morgan indicating he would (if successful) support the current government?
Ironically Andrew Little is saying, "Great to see him in our corner."
RNZ has a fairly good piece pointing out the likely direction of Morgan's policies. People should be aware that his Big Kahuna plan - essentially a Universal Basic Income - would make most single parents and Superannuitants poorer.
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