It’s been a bad week for John Key:
3News has him caught out lying (excellent video) about what Standard and Poors said about his double downgrade of the economy. An economy that’s 3.6% smaller and $37billion deeper in debt than when he took it over.
The Standard has his office caught lying that his Radio Live piece was cleared by the Electoral Commission. And of course there’s the complaint that his hour talking about his cat and trying to ignore the double downgrade was an election ad that may be taken from National’s allocation.
And his government’s failing to act on the worst environmental disaster New Zealand has had, with hundreds of tons of oil headed toward Mt Maunganui and Coromandel holiday spots. The first couple of days of good weather were missed to avert disaster, and now heavy swells are making difficult work to prevent more mess.
Time for a change.
Although this post should be covered by the opinion section of electoral law and shouldn’t need authorisation, here’s mine anyway, just to be safe:
Authorised by Ben Clark, 54 Aramoana Ave, Devonport