The line currently being used by Green activists to defend the total incompetence of allowing China to steal more water is just nonsense.
“But we was following da law’ Green apologists scream.
Apparently the Green Party of NZ have only this week heard about this thing called the Overseas Investment Act.
Of course the law is set and constructed in a way to allow the molestation of NZ to occur as easily as possible by large corporations, but the role of the Minister can go well beyond the bullshit straightjacket they’ve been consigned to.
Hold the decision up, create a reason to hold off till a later date, plan to change the law and delay the decision until then, demand more information, demand actual proof of these so called jobs.
How many will be local, how many will be created overseas and shipped here?
The law demands that any Minister must consider “substantial and identifiable” benefits to New Zealand’s economy, how the Christ is 60 measly jobs over 4 years a “substantial and identifiable” benefit to the NZ economy?
There area dozen creative ways a Minister can delay a decision, the Greens have explored NONE of those to arrive at this one.
For a Political Party of activists who regularly consider breaking the law for environmental reasons, this bullshit shrug of the shoulders and a ‘the law is the law’ response by Green MPs is heartbreaking and further proof that they are ill equipped to play the game of politics.
I’d ask the Greens directly what the fuck they think they are doing, but seeing as they’ve handed a large chunk of their Parliamentary Questions over to the National Party, perhaps I should ask Simon Bridges if he can ask Labour to ask the Greens what the fuck they think they’re doing.
This decision to allow China to take more of our water on a planet that is rapidly warming is cowardice as well as treasonous.