It was embarrassing enough to watch National desperately flail around and announce that they would pull out of the UN immigration pact...
This is symbolic sophistry because the UN migration pact is completely voluntary, Bridges needs to deflect the perception National are little more than a front organisation for Chinese business fronts and looking tough against the UN does that.
…the political desperation that drove this for a dog whistle to distract from Bridges leadership wobbles is ugly enough, but the truth bomb Winston dropped just managed to make the whole thing even more manufactured…
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has criticised National for attacking a United Nations pact on migration, which he says the party initiated in 2016.
Outside the debating chamber Peters said National’s document, which was unanimously passed by resolution, gave rise to the current pact and was the primary document that started the whole process.
“It said it would work towards a paper completed in 2018 and that’s the paper now,” he said.
“The National Party is out there complaining about a process and document that they were the originators of and were going happily along with until they thought they would get some political advantage and I’m calling them out.”
…so National actually started the process to signing up to this UN migration pact which they are now demanding to pull out of?
It’s like everything Simon Bridges touch turns to shit. He’s become the anti-Midas.