In a truly bizarre bit of news, a minor political spat has erupted into claims of major political sabotage down-under!
It all boils down to Blue Team Vs. Red Team:
Firstly; Should the Aussie Government really be making these claims a few weeks out from a New Zealand election? Surely this could be construed as interference in the electoral process?
Secondly; Turnbull’s government and NZ’s National Government (Led by Bill English) are both on the “Blue Team” (International Democratic Union) whereas Labour (led by Jacinta Ardern) are NZ’s “Red Team” (Progressive Alliance). So of course the Aussie “Blues” don’t want the NZ “Reds” in power.
These two opposing teams are like Mcd’s and BK: A franchise in every country, with minor local differences (France uses the Metric System, so they call the “Quarter Pounder” the “Royal With Cheese”, as Pulp Fiction fans will know!) but they’re all guaranteed to serve the same generic shit nevertheless. Ya want fries with that?
Anyone who thinks these local governments are in any way independent and unbiased, take a look at the global map from IDU’s own website, complete with ex NZ PM John Key’s infamous “Smiling Assassin” face in the header:
This has all been triggered, of course, by NZ Labour’s spectacular last-minute surge in popularity thanks to the unleashing of “Jacindamania”, making Labour a serious threat to National for the first time in a long time.
It’s going to be very interesting few weeks in NZ politics and Australian Governmental reactions!