Don Brash got up to address 300 people at dinner at the National Party Northern Regional Conference at the Waipuna Centre last night.
How did he open? Just back from Asia, Mr Brash passed on greetings to the conference from the Communist Party of China.
He went on to add that the Communist Party “wants to work more closely with the National Party“
Then he surmised, that the Chinese Communist Party seemed closer to some “other parties” than it was to Labour.
Mr Brash was clearly being a little tongue in cheek here, by implying that Labour was to the left of the CPC. Inadvertently though Mr Brash was making a comment on his own National Party.
Is this an association of which the national Party should be proud?