The Hound can’t believe how full of hot air this Government is in demanding the ag sector reduce its carbon footprint – no matter what the cost – while it fails to do anything itself.
What did he expect? That the company stay in local hands and go broke instead?
Perhaps he wanted Westland’s farmer owners to take a lower offer and miss out. Or did he, as a good socialist, want to nationalise the company?
It might also have been worth O’Connor noting – before stating that ‘every Westland director should be blacklisted from further governance roles’ – that his own brother was recently a board member and so also helped oversee the co-op’s demise.