The National Party self-mutilation over ACC explained
Joyce has become our first tzar by staking out his new authoritarian capitalist super ministry squaring off against Bill English and in that wake is Crusher Collins trying to line up her credentials as Key's replacement.
This is ACC fratricide between Boag and Collins and sadly Nick Smith was collateral damage from friendly fire.
Make no mistake, this is a factional war within National, Ministers are falling from the heavens like murdered angels and if Crusher is connected to the dirty deeds done dirt cheap duo of Slater and Lusk, she'll be cast down from Olympus as well.
Slater is one of Collins favorites, it seemed very unsurprising that details turned up on Whaleoils site.
Collins looks nervous.