r0b’s post on John Key’s ‘uprising’ comment (which was written last night) seems grimly ironic in light of this morning’s news. Someone has thrown some kind of incendiary device, like a molotov cocktail, through a window of Key’s electorate office.
Obviously, such actions are to be condemned and it’s good to hear the damage is limited.
There’s no word on any motive for the attack but it’s never too early for a bit of idle speculation. I suspect it will be something to do with the supercity – either the Maori seats or the inclusion of half of Rodney in the new council against the people’s will (the electorate office is near, if not in, Rodney). I’m sure this wasn’t the kind of response Key expected when he said a ‘community response’ could get him to reconsider carving up Rodney.
Let’s hope the person responsible is found promptly and dealt with appropriately.