Barry Soper: Leader of the Opposition is the worst job in politics – NZ Herald

Barry Soper: Leader of the Opposition is the worst job in politics – NZ Herald

It’s widely recognised in politics that being the Leader of the Opposition is the worst job in the business.

Imagine how bad it is for Bill English with the whole Opposition being National except for the one Act MP. Imagine how he felt when the latest Colmar Brunton opinion poll came out showing National had, along with Labour, crept up two percentage points to put it on 46 compared with Labour’s 39.

It had English lamenting the fact that almost half of the country’s voters still have faith in National. It’s clearly taking him a while to realise that almost isn’t good enough to form a majority Government.

By NZ Herald

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