National is not an ideological party. It is a conservative party, albeit a conservative party with a smattering of classical liberal principles, which it occasionally brings out for special occasions. Think of them as the party’s best china.
At least a third of Labour MPs are appalled by the sharp shift to the left. With special audio feature.
PLUS: Why is Little playing his hand so far out from the election? With special feature audio: Jordan Williams on the Taxpayers' Union (and Greens) call for an indpependent costing unit.