Doesn’t it strike you as bizarre that one man who is not a member of a party can take over the leadership of that party? Apparently that is what has happened to the ACT party and the new leader is now Don Brash.
According to John Key this will not lead to Don Brash having a major role in NZ government although he may end up as a (non financial minister) but if you believe that I’ve got a nice bit of rain forest in the Sahara you might be interested in.
Both John Key and Don Brash are very much Wall street and Neo-con insiders and just the mere whiff of Don Brash in the halls of the Beehive will transform NZ politics even more than they have in the last two and a half years.
John Key and Don Brash have a relationship which goes way back. In fact when John Key was working as the head of Derivatives in New York and London he regularly spoke with Don Brash in his function as Banker.
According to the unauthorised biography published on19 July 2008 in the NZH. This article which appeared has been edited since and five of the pages detailing John Key’s career have been removed after I confronted the writer with an open letter. This is a scan of the hard copy I made from the newspaper in the library of Hamilton.
Don Brash for those of you who don’t know was Reserve Bank Governor from 1988 until 2002 and it was under his governance that in 1989 the responsibility for the Nations inflation was signed over to the reserve bank away from the elected minister of Finance. In other words it was under his governance that the reserve bank required the much coveted right to print money as it saw fit instead of our elected representatives.