The game is one of perceptions whereby our trading enemies are prevented from using the flawed hysteria of climate change as an excuse for slapping tariffs on our exports to their countries. The strategy turns out to be remarkably successful.
Not only does the government of the day achieve co-operation from a large number of significant countries for some practical long term research into improving agricultural production but it manages to have it's PM replaced in a potentially embarrassing televised debate by the desperate little blond bloke from next door. (Rudd will find this futile and inopportune appearance used against him mercilessly by the Abbott led Liberals next year.)
Then along comes NZ Labour and The Greens.
Chauvelle (who paid for this idiot to go there?) pipes up and bad mouth's NZ's ETS - a measure whose ONLY value lies in its ability to stave off our trade enemies for a couple of years before it is repealed - while the Greens complain l0udly that NZ is not serious about climate change.
What's it to be for these people?
Firing squad or piano wire and meat hooks?
Classic Put Down
Mr Key was yesterday bumped from today's BBC World news debate on climate change in favour of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
The Prime Minister said he was not concerned about being dropped by the British state broadcaster. "I'll just watch Fox News for a while."