Christopher Finlayson was one the most senior ministers of the John Key government and was one of John Key's most trusted ministers. He is the author of He Kupu Taurangi: Treaty Settlements and the Future of Aotearoa New Zealand. He left politics in 2019 and now works for Bankside Chambers as a barrister.
Cerebral, sardonic and sometimes caustic, the former senior member
of John Key's cabinet recounts the good years - and the not-so-good
ones. Toby Manhire, The Spinoff
Christopher Finlayson's new memoir Yes, Minister is an easy-to-read sketch full of the magnificence of his intellect, wisdom...and venom. Matthew Hooton, Newsroom
Finlayson's stories of his rise through the National Party branch structure should be made compulsory reading for everyone with political aspirations. Matthew Hooton, Newsroom
Political Trainspotters will have fun working out which significant players in the Beehive pointedly do not get a mention, or are hurriedly glossed over. Jane Clifton, The New Zealand Listener