PATTRICK SMELLIE: Only two things can rescue Muller and the National Party now

PATTRICK SMELLIE: Only two things can rescue Muller and the National Party now
Pattrick Smellie
Only two things can now save Todd Muller and the National Party from the growing likelihood of a crushing defeat at the Sept. 19 election.Only one of them is in their control.The uncontrollable element is the potential for a severe enough pre-election covid-19 outbreak to require a lockdown.A lockdown would change the current political dynamic, in which the government’s broad success in keeping the virus at bay is fuelling its stratospheric poll ratings and over-riding the political damage caused by the tendency for a few N...

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