Luxon will challenge for National lead sooner than later
The fix is in on Judith Collin’s replacement as National Party leader, but it needs to be stopped, because its a plan that will ultimately take the party even further left. At the heart of the operation is Christopher Luxon, who is working hard on the numbers, and expects to have them soon if Collin’s polling doesn’t improve.
If you’re wondering why Todd Muller has stayed on when anyone with an ounce of pride would have resigned after the last election, Luxon is part of the answer. He persuaded the green left Muller to hang around as he knew he would be a good ally in any leadership move.
Nick Smith was likely part of the faction too, but he was hoodwinked into resigning so well done there Ms Collins.
The looming threat of Luxon’s leadership bid is also the reason Collins has lately softened her stand on “Maori partnership” and “colonisation”. Its a move designed to reduce support for Luxon and perhaps improve her poll standing.
The key of course is the polls, and Luxon is anxious to get the timing right. He knows he has to act sooner than later as the nearer to the election it gets, the worse impact another change of leader will have on National’s vote. He also knows that he can’t wait too long and risk letting Collins consolidate her power. The dispatching of Smith will have increased Luxon’s sense of urgency.
So if Collins gets another one or two bad polls, within the next month or two, Luxon will make his move. He’s backed by the left liberal media, who also hate Collins, so they will be doing all they can to destroy Collin’s poll ratings, and maneuver Luxon into a favourable place.
Why does the media want Luxon to lead National? Leaving aside their increasing dislike of Collins, they like him because he’s a lefty who is fully committed to the cause of climate change. (Note his boast in his maiden speech of how as CEO of Air NZ he electrified all their cars). Media will smooth the way for his takeover from Collins, and make sure he doesn’t suffer too badly in the aftermath.
His ally Muller is on good terms with the Green Party’s co-leader Jimmy Shaw so that gives an idea of where Luxon will want to take the party. He will say there is a need to “modernise” the party, and he is the man for the job.
The shame of this is if it happens it will be the death knell for Sid Holland’s party and the fine set of principles he founded it on. Luxon and his mates think there’s no market for such noble ideas in today’s New Zealand, and he will want to take a knee to the global warming scammers, radical Maori, mass immigration and the United Nations. Barack Obama, Boris Johnson and Joe Biden are his role models.
The modern day Nats have never articulated Hollland’s founding principles, or put up any kind of fight for them, so its not unusual that such ideas are being superseded by Marxist progressive dogma. People can’t vote for ideas they have never heard of.
If or when Luxon takes over it will significantly reduce our choices next election, as if those choices are not limited enough as it is.
Good news for ACT though. If only they could drop their support for the entirely false market and cronyist concept of carbon trading they might be worth a vote.