Smart Thinking from Owen Glenn

Remember who Owen Glenn is?

He is the patriot that told the truth over donations to Labour and NZ First when Helen Clark and Winston Peters refused to.

Now he has a suggestion to resolve the Fiji issue and it is a suggestion I believe has merit. As is usual with Owen Glenn he also has a sting.

Billionaire Owen Glenn says he would be happy to assist in mediating between New Zealand and Fiji, but New Zealand first needs to change its “holier than thou” attitude.

Mr Glenn – who owns a villa on the island of Malolo Lailai – told the Herald it would be up to the Government if he took any part, and would depend on the mandate he had.

“It’s pointless wasting the commodore’s time. My opinion, if I have one, is to talk to him, find out what he’s trying to achieve and why, and put aside the fact it is not a democratically elected Government.

“Neither is China, but you don’t see New Zealand breaking off its relationships with China. Holier than thou on Fiji, but it’s quite happy to trade when it makes sense.”

Right now our approach to Fiji has been to follow the path that Helen Clark decided upon and that has been spectacularly unsuccessful so far. We actually nothing to lose right now in trying different approaches.