Thursday, August 27, 2009

Question for the day

How did we get to the position in this country where a Prime Minister believes it is his job to interfere in a private estate dispute yet it is not his job to listen to 1.4 million voters in a referendum?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's called arrogance, much the same sort of thing that Helen Clark suffered from, though not so early in the day of her rule. Sickening and depressing, yet all very predictable. Who to vote for next time? No one at all.

Anonymous said...

One is required to 'listen to' many things. One is not required to agree with the same.

Key has shown real leadership here. Don't like it - don't vote for him next election.

Colonel said...

Strange how the same man who says there are more important things to worry about had time on his hands to bring back titular honours.

(Not that there's anything wrong with that!)

Alan said...

This leaves the door for the likes of Winston Peters to re enter the
fray. Whichever way you look at
it it is callous disregard for the
overwhelming majority of public opinion. Key has gone down 1000%
in my estimation. My vote is lost
in repect of National. The only
other alternative now is Act I
guess.

Anonymous said...

If he repeals the legislation the next time some low life gets off in court for reasonable force Key gets crucified. The shrill comments calling key arrogant and comparing him to Clark are ridiculous.

Angry said...

Anon , you said, that if Key repeals the legislation the next time some low life gets off in court for reasonable force Key gets crucified.

I don't give a toss if some low life ended up like that. How often do you expect? Perhaps 1 every 5 years, I suppose. Hey, with that stats, you don't need to worry man (or woman), since you still live your life the way you wanted it. You still pay your mortgage, you still go to the super-market and so forth? Why worry or someone need to scream over a stats of 1 every 5 years or more on some minor issue like that? However, I do worry about myself and the way how I raise my kids, because I may end up in court for light smacking. It is a waste of my time, waste of money to pay for a legal counselor , loss of earning from not going to work but having to go to court, etc,...

Can you see the point here?

Anonymous said...

John-Boy should recall some things from his forex days. Notably 'The trend is your friend'

In this instance 88% of the trend is going the other way from his position. He has made a dumb call that the trend is going to reverse itself somehow.

Dumb call sonny! The trend has been around for millenia and it is ingrained in the market for very practical reasons.

Anonymous said...

If he repeals the legislation the next time some low life gets off in court for reasonable force Key gets crucified.

Nope. He just says "there was a jury of 12 Kiwis, they decided, I don't interfere". Who the fuck are you to second-guess a jury??

The shrill comments calling key arrogant and comparing him to Clark are ridiculous.

Nope, that tax-rasing, nanny-statist is just the second coming of Hellen.

Inventory2 said...

Anon the First said "It's called arrogance, much the same sort of thing that Helen Clark suffered from, though not so early in the day of her rule."

Have you forgotten that one of the very first things that Helen Clark did as PM was to engineer the removal of the Police Commissioner?