Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MORE MEDIA CRAP

I see the media are running a shock horror story (stoked along by Professor Jane Kelsey ... surprise, surprise) about the propriety of officials from MFAT attending a scheduled meeting of officials from the eleven countries still keen on developing a regional tree-trade agreement following the withdrawal on the United States from the TPPA.

It may be news to the media but the world doesn't stop for a country having an election and neither it should.    This is a meeting off officials for c*********s.     Their mandate is to develop a pathway forward.     It will be up to the incoming government to decide whether or not they want to travel the road ... remembering of course that Socialist Cindy is on record as saying she fully supports free trade ... cough, cough, snort.

The media is as shallow as a birdbath in much of their reporting.   If they were consistent in their thinking in respect of an election hiatus then they would be arguing that New Zealand should not be signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) which opens for signature in New York today ... fact is New Zealand was a major player in developing the Treaty and will be one of the first countries to sign up to it ... today ... as it should.


3 comments:

Gerald said...

Not the first in this situation.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ypw8dj/canada-changed-its-election-rules-so-it-could-negotiate-the-tpp

Noel said...

Perhaps she forgot to read this
https://dpmc.govt.nz/publications/government-decisions-and-actions-pre-election-period-2

The Veteran said...

Gerald ... These ain't negotiations. Read my post. The machinery of Govt doesn't grind to a halt just because of the election.