TDB has been ahead of the curve on a whole bunch of issues. Meth testing hysteria, the smaller ‘rehabilitation’ prison, the true challenge of climate change, dirty politics, mass surveillance lies, the illegality of Hager’s prosecution, Chinese influence inside the National Party, the support party National will create to win 2020, etc etc etc.
You can read it here first or see it in the mainstream 6 weeks later.
One point we’ve been desperate to drive home is how Labour will get screwed by the new Hobbit Law.
TDB told the new Government that they should have rammed the new Hobbit Law through in the first 100 days after it was added to the negotiation list.
Labour didn’t do that.
TDB warned that by not ramming through the change in the first 100 days Labour risked getting played again.
Labour didn’t listen.
TDB warned that National would once again join forces with Peter Jackson and use the Hobbit as another attack on unions and leverage cultural support to stop the Hobbit Law from passing by whipping up public sentiment against the law by pretending the new TV series could be filmed in NZ.
Labour didn’t listen.
Labour are still not listening.
Here’s the play in very clear language so that even the Minister of complacent incremental Workplace relations, Iain Lees-Galloway, can understand it.
National will use the new Hobbit Law about to enter Parliament the way they used the Hobbit Industrial relations fiasco the last time around, as an incredible hit job on the entire Union movement while making themselves out to be supporters of NZ Hobbits.
National will support and resource activists to go into the Weta Workshop to stir up the technicians again and play up the threat that the LOTR TV series won’t be filmed in NZ if the new Hobbit Law passes.
The media will go into meltdown that Labour are trying to pass law that will kill off the LOTR TV series being filmed here, Matthew Hooton will go onto TV to breathlessly tell every political panel show that Labour just can’t help but suck up to their union mates while the rest of the country suffers. Mike Hosking will say it’s proof the Unions have run amok. Kate Hawkesby will ask why does the Left hate NZ made creativity. Barry Soper will ask why the Left hates Peter Jackson so much and Heather Du Plesses-Allan will predict the end of the new Government and the resurrection of John Key.
I bet John Key will make a comment as well.
Iain Lees-Galloway who was too slow to force this Hobbit Law amendment through in the first 100 days will feel huge pressure to kill off the Hobbit Law amendment. Will he fold like a cheap sack of shit?
The inevitability of all of this is the sad and sick part.