Do you remember when John Key declared War on P a year ago? No, me neither. The action has been… underwhelming. The Police have been getting on with quietly doing a good job, to be sure, but when you grandiosely declare “War” on something, you expect a bit more attention to have been paid to it. Personally I think the US’s “War on Drugs” and “War on Terror” have been some of the silliest bits of rhetoric in recent history, and produced some of the worst results (drugs and terror have only increased for having war declared on them…) – good on Key for following them.
So now Key is claiming success – that all important indicator to a financial buff(oon) such as him, the price, has risen to $723/gram, from a low of $610… in 2006. Yup, we’re into statistics fiddling again, such a favourite for Bill English, and spreading throughout the government. In fact the price has fallen from $738 in April. So really he’s claiming success for the last couple of years of Labour’s last term. Good on ya Key.