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Friday, September 02, 2005

National's treatment of Act: Tough Love

I think I've deduced the thinking of the National Party towards Act from the comments of various Nats. It appears to be some sort of political 'tough love'.

But just like the tough love movement for families, it can backfire. Big time. If the patronised kid decides he/she has had enough of mum and dad then they might leave and separate themselves from the family - permanently. If Act gets Epsom or 5% of the vote, then I can't suddenly see Act members and MP's falling over backwards to help National in Government. Would it be a cold coalition?

I'm not a professional politician (well I could be and you guys would never know! bahahaha), so I don't know how easily MP's shrug off such bad history. And yes this is really only a lead-in to get peoples opinions on how MP's from coalition parties work together when they've been attacking each other during the election campaign.


Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 9/02/2005 12:47:00 am


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you could look at the labour/greens model of the last term of government..especially given the pre-last election mutual vitriol..

they all seem to have got over that..and moved on..eh..?


9/02/2005 07:43:00 am  
Blogger Gooner said...

Some hold grudges AL, some don't. Labour MP's from the 80's still hold massive grudges about what happened to their party then, even now. It's a personality thing pretty much.

And if you're a professional politician after all the time you spend doing a magnificent job here i'll run naked down Queen Street.

9/02/2005 09:19:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gooner..will you run naked down queen st if act don't get it up on the night..?


9/02/2005 09:58:00 am  
Blogger Gooner said...

Get what up?

9/02/2005 01:08:00 pm  

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