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successor to NZF leader Winston Peters.
By recruiting Jackson now, Labour would be creating a useful hedge for itself against Jones’ eventual return to the political fray.
Of course, the fact that Labour is trying to shore up its right wing will not deter National from claiming that Labour is heading leftwards.
After all, convincing the electorate that the opposition poses a threat to economic stability is central to National’s claim to being the only safe pair of hands when it comes to managing the economy.
In recent weeks, the government’s reputation has taken a hammering on that score, given the revelations about the American billionaire Peter Thiel.
To recap: Thiel gained citizenship and the unimpeded
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