Shane Jones is writing a book musing about how New Zealand should be run in one of the strongest signs yet his political comeback is on.
Sources have told Newshub that Jones has been mulling over the book’s contents and wants to use it as a “political reset button”.
The incarnation of ‘Jonesey the author’ comes amid growing speculation he will stand for New Zealand First at the next election.
The sources say that Jones has begun “doing the early mahi (work)” on the book’s outline while recovering from dengue fever contracted in Papua New Guinea during his role as the Government’s Pacific Ambassador.
Jones is clearly lining up the Whangarei seat that New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wants to take off National’s Shane Reti. He lives in nearby Kerikeri, but has strong links to Whangarei where Peters already has a strong presence.
Prediction 1 is that there will be no book. Prediction 2: if Jones stands for New Zealand First in Whangarei he will lose in a landslide. Prediction 3. Even if the first two predictions come true the gallery will continue to be gullible suckers for Jonesy.