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

Pattrick Smellie
Sun, 12 Jul 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Sun, 12 Jul 2020
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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