Remember when Key had a super-duper secret plan to end whaling? Turned out the ‘plan’ was to restore commercial whaling as long as they promised to stop some time (the draft ‘phase-out’ plan didn’t actually have any reductions in it). Well, over-promise, under-deliver Key’s made no progress and whaling is resuming.
Flabbergasting that a PM can make such a bold promise and be rewarded for it with so much positive coverage at the time, yet face no media backlash when they fail to deliver. Not one of the articles on the government’s protests over Japan’s resumption of whaling even mentions that Key promised us he had solved this issue with his super secret plan.
But that’s par for the course with Key.