Aug 26, 2008

Will NZ First Sign Suicide Pact?

That is what they will be doing if they agree to stay on the Government's lap and support the Emissions Trading Scheme. Winston is no fool. We can't see him taking a final decision this morning. We think he will seek more time. And so he should. Of course, we would really like NZ First to support the ETS. It will mean the loss of all votes from the productive sector for NZ First in its Bay of Plenty heartland where the ETS will cause thousands of jobs to be lost and many farms will become non-economic. This is all in the Government evidence presented to the select committee - including a by region analysis. We hope the NZ First caucus have done their homework.