Inside National’s left faction, and the ongoing plot to dump Judith Collins
Those of us who wish to see the end of the Ardern govt would likewise like to see some stability in National, and although Ms Collins is working hard to hold it all together, it will surprise many if she makes it to the next election as leader. The party is just too infiltrated by liberals who would indeed be better suited ideologically to Labour.
So what is the thinking that prevails in the left faction of the National Party? How can they reason their way to removing Collins and replacing her with the communist media’s favourite and head of Jacinda’s business advisory council, Christopher Luxon?
The word is that the conservative wing of the National party is defeated, being down on the numbers and therefore lacking power to put the party back on the trajectory it should be on. Collins remains as leader only because her replacement would be seen as a serious blow to the mission to reassert themselves as a stable party. However, the National left are determined it is going to happen.
That is why there were rumours of Collins being dislodged this weekend. The LynnMall terrorist attack provided the perfect cover, but in fact it was only a rumour, or perhaps a dry run in preparation for the next convenient media distraction.
Then there is the political reasoning that provides the underpinning for Ms Collins to be replaced. The liberals in the party feel that center left voters will never vote for Collins. So they seek her replacement, most likely with the wet woke Luxon. Then they will take National even further left than it is today and vacuum up all of those voters that will not vote for Collins, but just might vote for Luxon.
So it is goodbye to Sid Holland’s principles, and the Nats now become the National Party in name only and will be today on the overall political spectrum about where Labour was in the 1970/80s before Clark took control in the 90s.
So what happens to disaffected right wing voters? They go to ACT, and the Nats are quite happy for this to occur, as they see the above strategy as the only way back to power given the entrenched left wing political mood of New Zealand today. They see a coalition of National, ACT and possibly Winston Peters as providing the best odds to dislodge Ardern and return the Nats to power.
Please keep in mind this blog does not necessarily agree with any of the plan mapped out above. It merely a report on the inner workings of the party (as told by an insider) and the reasoning behind the move to dump Collins and replace her with left wing media favourite Luxon.
The irony of all this is that even if one does accept it as a reasoned and effective plan, the fact that much of New Zealand is a soaking wet left wing swamp is actually down to the Nat’s utter failure over the last few decades to do what was needed to reverse this trend. Instead they helped Labour turn this country into a leftist mire, and now the only plan they can come up with is to give up on Sid Holland’s ideas completely.
Whatever happens, the key fact is that the left have New Zealand in a vice like grip, and have a good chance of winning in 2023 as long as Jacinda Ardern can keep to plan and continue to fool most of the people most of the time. Especially with NZ’s democracy so crippled by a partisan media.
It says a lot about the fighting abilities of the National Party that the only winning strategy they can see is to make themselves more like Labour. Might be a win for National Party politicians desperate to sit on the govt benches, but pretty sure it won’t be a win for NZ’s non-left voters.