John Key’s startling resignation has been praised as showing how an unconventional politician can leave at the top of his game and on his own terms. More likely, he simply recognised ahead of other politicians and the media that the jig was up for his routine of papering over the cracks and insisting there are no real problems in New Zealand.
Will he be missed? I doubt it, remembered for his deceit and lying perhaps. And now it’s the turn of the grey-man!