Tuesday, 13 February 2024 10:25

Prisoners?

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Your old mate had a bit of a giggle at the recent maiden speech to Parliament by new Waitaki MP and primary production deputy chair Miles Anderson.

The former Fed Farmers national council member made a number of good points in his speech about the unfair criticism of farmers by policy makers and NGOs and the huge contribution to the nation made by the primary sector.

However, Anderson raised a few laughs when he acknowledged the presence - right across the house - of MPs he had worked with prior to entering politics.

He made special mention of Labour MPs Damien O'Connor and Jo Luxton who he saw as "sharing National Party values".

He then went on to say both have "been held by the Labour Party for so long that they suffer from Stockholm Syndrome".

Someone release them from captivity!

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