The socialist paradise they’d dreamed of ushering-in stood exposed for the nightmare it had always been. The Left’s “grand narrative”: of a revolutionary socialism advancing inexorably towards a globalised and stateless communism; was a busted flush. What was to be done?
Peters is assumed to have forfeited 90 percent of his conservative support. In response to this strategic error, all National believes it has to do is position itself as the only “genuine” conservative party, swallow-up NZ First’s right-wing support, and emerge sufficiently enlarged to govern alone.