In a special episode to mark the publication of his book Yes, Minister, the former National cabinet minister talks to Toby Manhire about the Key years, the state of the National Party, the colleagues he’d admired and those he loathed. He reflects on his role in building and promoting principles of Crown-Māori co-governance, his time as attorney general, and why he lived in terror of winning an electorate seat.
Plus, Finlayson on:
Religion and politics.
The disgraces of Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison and Donald Trump.
Why just one paragraph for his former press secretary Ben Thomas?