What remarkable timing. Just when National are looking damaged in Northland, just when Mike Sabin’s suppression orders are about to be lifted, just when scrutiny is going on Key’s mass surveillance lies, suddenly we have a threat of poisoned milk from – wait for it – ‘Eco Terrorists’.
Who wants to play ‘Who wants to be a terrorist’
Skepticism aside, the manner in which Key is already exploiting this threat for political point scoring is sickening. Key managed to contradict the Police and MPI 3 times in just one press conference, he called it ‘Eco Terrorism’ when the Police wouldn’t. He refused to negotiate when the Police said they were prepared to do that and he shot down any suggestion of reviewing 1080 drops when the MPI had just said they would.
I know plenty of activists in the anti-1080 movement, and I can’t think of a single one who would be prepared to poison and kill children for a change in policy.
If someone is being this extreme, then Key’s political point scoring is a threat and risk to the only industry he hasn’t managed to destroy yet.
This is a situation that requires cool heads, not a PM desperately trying to gain political advantage through inflammatory language.