Remember – March against National’s undemocratic supercity today 25th, noon, Queen St [More info]
Thousands of protesters take to the streets of Auckland today to save local democracy. Key’s response: ‘let them eat oysters’
'If I wolf this lot down, I can nick some off that dude's plate too'
Nah, what he said was the hikoi is “unlikely to make a difference, is premature and the wrong forum to raise concerns”.
- He’s the PM so, yeah, it is unlikely to make a difference if he just ignores them. In the short-run. In the long-run it will make him a one-term PM.
- Premature? Maybe Aucklanders should wait until after democracy has been taken away before complaining? Anyway, he just said he’s not going to change the Supercity. So it’s not like the protesters are being preemptive in damning it.
- I wonder what the right forum is supposed to be. Can’t fit 10,000+ people in a select committee room. With a minister in charge of the Supercity running the stacked select committee it’s little more than a sick joke anyway.
One thing you can say about Key – he moves fast. Took Clark four and a half years to stuff up so badly that thousands of people to took to the streets in protest against her policies and before she had the arrogance to simply dismiss them. Key’s taken just six months.