Every now and again we all take a risk with our relationship with people who are friends as well as having a different role in their employment. I’m doing it now but there was one of those moments during the summer school that was too good to let past.
Grant was leading a discussion around the pros and cons of a bipartisan approach on Foreign Affairs and Trade, where it works, where it is inappropriate etc. Obviously it is a real advantage to a government in having the major opposition party onside – and it is a big thing to oppose your own government offshore.
We were looking at a few quotes clippings and the media approach etc when the penny dropped for all in the room.
We do have a bipartisan approach to Foreign Affairs and Trade. Two groups where you can’t see daylight between them.
The NZ Herald and the National Party.