Simon Bridges is falling into the Opposition trap of opposing for opposing's sake, with little regard for how risible some of his sloganeering has become.

This includes to National's support base — many of whom come from the business sector, and are looking to him for a far more intelligent response to the major issues facing this country than simply acting as a spoiler.

He's been riding high and savouring "National's victory" in defeating Labour's proposal to introduce a broader capital gains regime. But with little thought — let alone policies — on how to replace projected revenues that