Full disclosure I used to work as a communications adviser to a national MP. But changing the flag was also part of the Labour AND Green's campaign promises. They have simply back flipped because they are in opposition. Key's approval ratings haven't slided because of the flag either; despite media objections. I also can't see it going through - but more because I feel people are buying into it as a partisan issue, rather than what it is, which is an opportunity to get rid of our boring and crappy flag. The reality is that National said in 2008 that if they made it to a third term they would opt to change the flag - so it's not as if it's a sudden abuse of power. They also have made the process as democratic as possible, so it's laughable that they are being portrayed as 'doing whatever they want'. In reality other countries changed their flag with no democratic process. Not as inspired with the flag options as I could have been, but I prefer it to the current one.