I have just been reading a book called "What's Up With Our MPs" by Allan Peachey, who wrote years ago about the NZ education system. Its not often that I read, as a critical analyst, a book which provides coherent and objective ideas on a subject. This author is indeed a very precious discovery, and I wanted to share this with New Zealanders because upon searching Google to send him a letter of praise, I came to discover that he is actually a National Party MP for Tamaki, a southern electorate of Auckland.
Now, this would be great news if he was our future NP leader or had a great deal of influence in the party. Sadly, the party seems to be captivated by more pragmatic forces, and as it our destiny under democracy, we will see policy once again dictated by the lowest common denominator; that is, an appeal to fear or short term expedient interests at the expense of long-range or rational policy objectives.
I just hope the voters of Tamaki realise the gem they have representing them. As far as I'm concerned, a diamond in a haystack is still a haystack with a lost gem.....or is that a compass needle. Anyway, Peachey MP is despite imminent education qualifications lacking the required political system to actually make a positive difference. That is where I come in.
In the meantime, I will keep looking for more gems.