So the latest from National is Judith Collins ‘promoting’ her husband’s company and Amy Adams promoting the interests of river-polluting Canterbury dairy farms when she herself owns Canterbury dairy farms.
Naturally, neither minister can see any problem with this and so the take-home message from these grubby episodes underlines an essential truth of this National government.
That essential truth is that National is a party composed of privileged elites who only serve privileged elites. If you are outside of the privileged, wealthy elite in NZ, then this National government couldn’t care less about you.
Now I know I’m not saying anything that we didn’t already know, but to have two such examples in quick succession really drives home the point. And of course, in an election year this point needs to be made again and again.
Update: The Herald has broken a story about National’s immigration Minister – at the time, Nathan Guy – intervening to get citizenship for a businessman who subsequently donated $22,000 to the party. This government is looking increasingly corrupt.