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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:01

Silence is golden

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The Hound notes that former ag minister Nathan Guy is settling into the role of opposition MP and having a crack at current minister Damien O’Connor any chance he gets.

One of Guy’s more recent criticisms of O’Connor came via the Twitter machine: he accused his Labour opponent of trying to force the cattle industry to front up with half the cost of the likely $900 million bill for the M. bovis incursion. However, as is the danger with social media, Guy was soon in the gun himself with Southland vet Mark Bryan blaming the former minister for the problem, accusing him of running down MPI and not acting fast enough when M.bovis was discovered. Perhaps after this ‘burn’ – as the young people like to call it – Guy may want to think first before he tweets.