The left and the more excitable of the commentariat have been acting like Chicken Little.
Prime Minister John Key has announced his resignation but the sky isn’t falling and the National caucus is not falling apart.
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Bill English has more than enough support from his colleagues to become party leader and PM when they meet on Monday.
Minister Judith Collins and Jonathan who were keen for a contest have withdrawn and pledge their support for the PM in waiting.
The leader of the party and the country is changing but stable government, focussed on the issues that matter, maintaining careful management of finances to enable better public services will continue.
I’m very grateful for that.