So it turns out that National's claim 85-90% of the SOE shares to be sold (if National wins on Saturday) will remain in New Zealand hands was based on nothing more than a few informal chats with market contacts.
Could you imagine if it turned out that these same contacts turned out to be people like stockbrokers and consultants who, by some strange coincidence, ended up considerably better off as a result of the SOEs shares being put on the market?
But that couldn't happen, right? John Key wouldn't try to trick us like that, would he? He promised us a brighter future.
What he didn't mention was that your brighter future was across the Tasman.