another good commentary by Cam Slater
The latest 1News Colmar Brunton Poll showed 74 per cent of those polled supported mandates currently in place for teachers, health care workers, port, border, and prison workers. There were 20 per cent opposed and 6 per cent did not know.
It is electoral suicide for National to pursue a strategy that caters for just 25% of the voters. Until those numbers change there is no point in National dying in a ditch over them. It literally is a forlorn hope.
What you need to understand is this: while you may wish for that strategy, the reality is you are just 20% of the population. I’m one of those but I realise the actual, real-life political implications. No amount of wishing it weren’t so, will make it not so.
Some National MPs are sympathetic to those opposed to Jacinda’s jab mandates, however, most notably Simon O’Connor and Simeon Brown. —Eds