Multi-millionaire Owen Glenn has hinted his political aspirations toward becoming an independent MP are very much alive.
In a speech at the BNZ Business Conference this week, Glenn, 72, said he would consider a move into politics if a coalition between National or Labour with NZ First was on the cards for the next election.
"Where will that leave us as a country?" Glenn said. "Maybe someone else has to run on the basis of the current MMP rules ... Why not me?"
Glenn refused to be interviewed on the possibility of a political career yesterday.
However, a spokeswoman said Glenn had believed the speech was subject to Chatham House rules, meaning it would not be reported.
Clearly there is no love lost between Mr Glenn and Mr Peters, the beneficiary of the former's generosity over THAT donation. And equally clearly, Owen Glenn has a long memory.
Here's hoping that Peters takes Owen Glenn's hint, and retires from Parliament before the next election. Whether or not a succession plan is in place for NZ First is anyone's guess, although both Shane Jones and John Tamihere have been mentioned in dispatches.
But we're not surprised that Owen Glenn is going to do whatever it takes to ensure that Winston Peters never again enjoys the baubles of office or the ability to govern or hold the country to ransom with his brinksmanship. It has taken a while, but Owen Glenn obviously subscribes to the theory that revenge is a dish best served cold.