Tuesday, September 18, 2012

DAVID CUNLIFFE

I see that Mr Cunliffe, in an attempt to upstage his leader yet again, has called upon the Government to act to prevent a private company, listed on the SX, to be sold to foreign interests.

Talk about dog whistle politics devoid of substance designed only to enhance his profile among 'true believers'.

The scary thing about all this is that Labour does have in its bag of philosophical tools the ability to to prevent the sale .... if they were true to their core beliefs they could 'NATIONALISE' the Company .... and their senior opposition party colleagues in the Greens would cry 'hallelujah the promised land beckons'.  

Might not go down too well though with F&P shareholders but then again not many of them will be voting when Labour chooses its next leader.

But it won't happen and Cunliffe knows that.   He won the headline over Shearer and that, for him, was all that mattered.

Cunliffe for the Muppet of the weak award.


7 comments:

Noel said...

Is that "Muppet of the week" or "weak Muppet" award?

Paulus said...

As a Shareholder in F&P - my Company, I have the right to sell my shares, if I wish, at a price of willing seller, willing buyer.
So shut up Cunliffe - I thought you had some brains, but obviously not.

Anonymous said...

nalitivi 32Hey Paulus...I'm sure there were a number of shareholders in Auckland airport who felt equally aggrieved when Helen scuttled the Canadians bid for ownership...

Noel said...

Anonymous said,
"I'm sure there were a number of shareholders in Auckland airport who felt equally aggrieved when Helen scuttled the Canadians bid for ownership..."

No doubt.

But Cabinet back then made changes to the 2005 Overseas Investment Act. This allowed the appropriate Ministers to block the sale of any overseas land or assets if the investment runs counter to the need to maintain New Zealand control of strategically important infrastructure or sensitive land.

A"NZ manufacturing icon" which F&P is claimed to be isn't in those categories.

The Veteran said...

Noel 11.35 ... you got it.

Robyn said...

Cunliffe was on Newstalk ZB with Larry Williams around 5pm. What a pontificating load of twaddle he was trying to put across. Trying to demonstrate how smart you are usually has the opposite effect on audiences, and this was a prime example. It is easy to see why his caucus colleagues find him insufferable.

Big Bruv said...

Robyn

I heard that as well. What struck me was that Cun(t)liffe sounded exactly like a male version of Helen Clark.
He was arrogant, rude and clearly upset that Williams dared to question his answers.

I really hope that Cun(t)liffe becomes the leader of the Labour party ASAP.