Voters habitually opt for parties of the Right when times are tough, only to ditch them for the Left once there’s money to spare. But now populists seek to break the cycle.
Posts Tagged: John Key
A solid but unspectacular centre-right Prime Minister, with a good economic record, is trying to fight off a charismatic, high-spending challenge from the left.
Bill English, his successor, worked co-operatively with him and Wayne Eagleson. There’s a lesson here for Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.
To mark Key’s resignation, we republish our founder’s insights into the basis of his success.
“Over time others will judge whether I’ve done that. All I can say is I gave it everything I had. I have left nothing in the tank.”
How a New Zealand attack ad is inspiring the Prime Minister’s election push.
He’s increased his vote share at each election. How does he do it?
But the Conservatives need fundamental change.
Despite an intense barrage targeted at the New Zealand Prime Minister, he has made history.
The Anglosphere model for David Cameron and the Conservatives should be John Key and his National Party in New Zealand.
Notwithstanding the recent poll showing of New Zealand First, the country’s coming election is still Key’s to lose.
Tony Abbott, like Stephen Harper and John Key, is a convinced monarchist – and support for the institution in the countries they govern is stronger than many believe.
Tony Abbott and Stephen Harper are more reliable models for the Prime Minister to follow than South Africa’s former President.
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