Wednesday, 08 November 2017 10:08


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This old mutt hears that his good mate and former chairman of failed meat industry ginger group, MIE, John McCarthy was used by Winston Peters as his ‘agriculture advisor’ during the Dutch auction held between Labour and National last month.

Mind you, the Hound is not surprised as Peters and McCarthy were tight as the proverbial fish’s behind in their failed attempt to try to de-rail the Shanghai Maling/Silver Fern Farm merger a couple of years back. Meanwhile, one of Winston’s new lackey list MPs is none other than another former failed MIE member, South Otago farmer Mark Patterson. So farmers can thank McCarthy and Patterson for selling out the agricultural sector to Labour and getting it stuck in the ETS. Talk about gassing your mates!


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