You heard it here first

Not 24 hours after my well connected Beehive spies alerted me to the prospect of a flip flop on GST we have confirmation that my prediction was right.

Radio NZ Interview with John Key

Prime Minister John Key says he will cancel plans to raise GST if evidence shows people will be worse off.

And he says, he would not proceed if the move meant losing the support of the Maori Party.

While Mr Key has put conditions on the proposal to raise the Goods And Services Tax from 12.5% to 15%, he says he’s confident further work by officials will confirm that low income families will not be worse off.

He says that should reassure the Maori Party, which has concerns about the impact on low income Maori families.

So if the news media can find just one family who will be worse off the centre piece of planned tax changes just gets tossed out the window. Pita Sharples and Tariana Turia sure do have Keys nuts in the palms of their hands. Why does he need them to pass the law? He ACT and Peter Dunne in reserve.

Can we have a Prime Minister with a spine please, someone who has the bo9ttle to make the drastic changes to our over-bloated state sector and rampant welfare system, otherwise we are going to go broke