There’s no point watching The Nation on TV3. We know after the killing off of Campbell Live for political reasons that it’s a network that is biased towards the Government and with Patrick Gower a de facto member of Cabinet, The Nation provides all the critical analysis of the NZ Herald.
The other big issue is that no one watches The Nation – which makes Q+A the only game in town.
Corin Dann has Bill English on, Bill’s boring enough to make everything seem fine. Needed to be taken to task on the Government’s cheerleading of Dairy transformation. English could make the second coming of Christ seem dull.
English effectively sings ‘always look on the bright side of life’ for the entire interview.
There’s a story about water bottling. Incredibly commercial bottling of our water is so easy we have large corporations effectively stealing our water. Another horrific example of the stupidity of our local council.
Marama Fox and Stuart Nash make excellent points about the stupidity of the current situation. The Government are too frightened to charge because it puts their bullshit argument that nobody owns the water on its head.
Migration discussion with people who no one knows, bit of a yawn. Another book that no one will read. There’s a lot of folk out there who seem to think writing books makes a difference, very few people read books, it’s all very worthy but totally ineffectual to the masses. The reality about migration is that our free market open system allows so many in and NZs entire history is built upon cheap and easy migration. Ignoring the history and the idealogical framework that creates the migration problems means the solutions become Wellington policy wonk speak.
Worthy but rudderless.
Jack Tane does another good interview examining why Trump is so popular.
The Panel is only Raymond and Corin, that’s a bit weird. Not much of a variety of opinion there. Good points on how Winston benefits from the Dairy meltdown and how lost James Shaw and the Greens have become. I don’t want to be a trolls troll but it seems the Greens have real internal issues with their communications and strategy plans.
Interesting discussion on how the flag referendum could be damaging to Key.