Note how John Key’s language now in regards to the TPPA has dramatically changed.
Put aside the reality that this is a National security leash designed by America to combat china’s advance into the Pacific, put aside the fact it allows corporations to stop our own Government from passing laws and ignore the truth that this ‘free trade’ deal will take our economic and politcal sovereignty, just look at what Key has previously said to what he’s saying today.
Previously, Key kept telling NZers that we would only sign a “high quality” TPP deal. Really? So what’s he saying today?
“In the end, we will still hopefully land in the right place. At least it will be the very best we can do.”
The best we can do? The best we can do! That’s not the ‘high quality’ TPPA deal he was promising the people of NZ, that’s the ‘best we can do’. I don’t want the best Key can do, I don’t think his best is nearly good enough, if NZ isn’t getting a ‘high quality’ deal, the very deal he promised us, then why the hell should we suddenly accept a downgraded ‘best we can do’? He’s changed his language because he’s softening us up because he intends to sign this damned thing regardless of how obvious it will be that we don’t get anything out of it.
The horrific reality here is that the middle classes won’t deny Key doing this while their house prices keep going up, the second the property bubble pops they’ll suddenly care.
Civil disobedience is the only way forward if Key ignores the truth and signs the deal regardless of the danger it presents to our democracy.