Wednesday, 10 April 2024 14:55

Crazy

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Your canine crusader was truly impressed by the almost unanimous support given by politicians of all stripes in Parliament to the recent passing of legislation for the NZ/EU free trade deal.

Strong support was given by the members of the coalition Government – National, ACT and NZ First.

Of course, the Labour Party, which did much of the heavy lifting in securing the deal under Damien O’Connor’s leadership, were also big supporters.

Surprisingly, so too were the Green Party – not well known for their support for commerce or commonsense – who back the deal.

However, the Maori Party voted against it.

Are the supposed guardians of all things Maori not aware of the huge reliance on the agricultural trade sector by Maori incorporations who stand to benefit hugely from better access to the EU?

Or of the special parts of the deal that specifically refer to and respect Maori customs?

There are none so blind who will not see.

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