Surprise, surprise, it’s Garth George.
“The economic situation is without a doubt the most urgent of predicaments to be dealt with, but so far this year all John Key and Co have offered is a talkfest scheduled for next month.
Now we all know that the one thing that one does these days when one doesn’t know what to do or want to delay what has to be done is to call a meeting, allegedly to achieve “consensus”.’
Earlier in the same paper John Armstrong proves that Garth has got it right, while John’s under the rose-coloured eyepads.
In an article headlined “Focus on consensus shows Sharples’ skill”, Armstrong reports that the summit did “not really get into detail” and “Nothing might have emerged from the hui in concrete terms”.
Talk of consensus is also misplaced given that Labour’s Maori MPs were not invited to the hui.