May 26, 2008

Northern Nats Gather

Paula Oliver reports on the National Party's northern and central regional conferences over the weekend. It seems the party faithful are in high spirits - lets hope they don't think they can sleepwalk to victory.

Paula analyses some of the speeches. Do they give clues to National's eventual policy?

The Tertiary Education Commission and Ministry of Education came in for strong attack in Key's weekend speeches, and the extra $621 million Labour is pumping into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade over the next five years is clearly under threat if his party wins power.

We were particularly pleased to read that John Key is pushing his speech notes to one side and ad-libbing more.