Key spotted the social deal getting wonky.
By Hamish Keith
Poverty, inequality, racism, human rights, fault lines in the health system, tremors in education: all those things we took for granted as making New Zealand a decent place are beginning to wobble. The protective armour of the attitude of “if it is not my problem, it is not a problem” is wearing thin. (i.e. John Key had already collected his TAX-FREE CPF savings so it is alright for the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Ministry of Social Development to TAX 100% the CPF savings of Singaporeans) .
Those concerns are gathering influential voices: the families of the Pike River dead, the Human Rights Commissioner, judges. The crowd at Belshazzar’s party is hearing what the writing on the wall actually says.
John Key is a smart man. He is not waiting around until the wall falls on him.