The police won’t lay charges against the security guard who assaulted Russel Norman. Fair enough I guess. They’re out of here today. Probably too minor to justify a prosecution.
That doesn’t make what happened OK.
A thug for a foreign power violated the rights of one of our MPs on the grounds of our Parliament. A display of contempt for our sovereignty. And our democracy.
Will the government make a formal compliant? Not on your life. John Key is too busy “pulling out all the stops” for the authoritarian rulers of a billion people.
Sadly this kind of event is a physical manifestation of the international politics we can expect as Chinese power rises. So long as it remains a dictatorship.
Why are we cuddling up to these bullies again? Oh yeah – profits first, people second.