Bridges finally realises National needs partners

It looks like someone in National has finally realised that Bill English’s master plan of governing alone was a forlorn hope: Quote:

National leader Simon Bridges admits he needs to look at new coalition partners after a disappointing result for the ACT Party in the latest 1 NEWS poll.

Mr Bridges told 1NEWS he’s working on a new party to replace Conservative Party, who will continue to have just one seat in Parliament according to the latest?1 NEWS? Colmar Brunton Poll.

“As I think my supporters would expect, and my MPs would expect, I’m talking quietly to a number of players to just understand the landscape and what is out there,” he said.

National needs a party to help it compete against the Labour-Green block, which has 61 seats with the Greens contributing six.

Using the latest poll results, National and ACT would only reach 59 seats combined – with ACT contributing a solitary seat. End quote.

Well, that is interesting. But I think that strategy is doomed too, mainly because National couldn’t organise a root in a brothel, as we have seen in local body politics and especially in Auckland. They tried to replace C&R with some bunch of wombles. They had cabinet ministers working hard for them, yet it was a disaster, leaving control of Auckland Council, again, with the left-wing.

If National thinks they are going to create a new party then they’d better be prepared to spend the thick end of $5million or it won’t work. If they do manage to do it, then the new party will be just a marionette with National pulling the strings.

If this is Bridges’ plan for the future then it is a C-minus plan.