I’m pleased to see there is rising resistance within NZ to separatism, but it is disappointing to also observe that many who are speaking out apparently believe, against all the evidence, that John Key and National will do something to stop the rot.
John Key and National have always been as big a part of the problem as anything else or any other party. In fact a lot worse than some.
National Party policy has always been to kowtow to separatist forces. In fact Key drew the race based euphemistically named Maori Party into government when he didn’t need to.
John Key is also on the public record as endorsing the flying of the separatist flag over Auckland Harbour bridge.
No, the answer does not lie in the National Party, at least not as it presently stands.
I’m mildly surprised that the Conservative Party hasn’t made some kind of policy statement confronting separatism. My own belief is that if they were to do so, it would bring them certain parliamentary representation in the next election.