So many things wrong with what poor Clutha-Southland are having foist upon them by National.
A very young man whose experience of life is National Party jobs and Tobacco company lobbying.
Those jobs assisting English, Brownlee and Parata will have given him lots of that private sector experience that Nats say is essential (just like English himself had… at Treasury…)
And from his one 8-month stint in the private sector? On cigarettes he says: “It was just a job, and it taught me a lot about corporate politics . . . I do not condone smoking or even smoke myself though. Everyone has been affected by someone with a long-term illness, so my greatest sympathies go out to them.”
That’s a strong moral compass right there while you’re advocating increased smoking for everyone else…
And on Clutha-Southland?
When asked about the main issues facing the Clutha-Southland area, Barclay said he had held the position for only one day.
“The area deserves strong representation and someone who understands the issues,” he said.
So he doesn’t know the issues, but Clutha-Southland deserves someone who does? Right.
Luckily, the good citizens of Clutha Southland do have a choice, in the shape of the highly intelligent child health expert Liz Craig.