Wednesday, November 8, 2017

WAS THAT A PUT DOWN SLAP IN THE FACE OR NOT

Last week I authored a post on the coalition agreement negotiated between Labour and NZ First to "Work towards a Free Trade Agreement with the Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan Customs Union".

I commented on the negative reaction to such a move by the European Union and their observation that it would be a clear impediment to any negotiations for a free trade agreement between NZL and the EU.

And now the Prime Minister has come out and said that the free trade agreement between NZL and the Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan Customs Union was 'a very low priority'.     Was that a put down, slap in the face, to Winston First or not?

Begs the question ... how many more undertakings in the coalition agreements negotiated between Labour and NZ First and Labour and the Greens will also be designated as very low priority by Labour and what effect will that have on working relationships particularly at cabinet level ... just askin.


4 comments:

reno silaban said...
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The Veteran said...

WTF was that? ... the Winston First junior Govt Whip in response?????

Anonymous said...

Sounds like his sock puppet, making policy on the hoof. Either she cracks the whip now or she is finished.

Lord Egbut

Psycho Milt said...

That was what is commonly known as spam, and no doubt a terrible temptation for all our south-east Asian readers (seriously, spammers, do you have any concept of a target market whatsoever?).