How big a risk to National’s election chances is Nick Smith?
Some of the criticism of Smith’s water announcement was ill informed, over the top or disingenuous, but did a poor job of both announcing and explaining. Getting cranky makes things worse.
This is on top of multiple stuff ups over housing and also over the Kermadecs sanctuary, which should have been all good publicity.
May cost National the election, it’s far from certain it will but it won’t help.
The national boat has a dirty water leak – can English deal with this? Or hope the sinking can be ignored?