Incite Politics

Jonathan Young: ‘I?m in awe at how much the government have bungled this first step’

Last Thursday the Prime Minister said her announcement to end any new offshore exploration will take effect in 20 or 30 years? time, and it was important to make it now so as to save communities and the nation from abrupt shocks later.

Within an hour of that announcement, New Plymouth?s largest engineering firm halted all new employment. It was an abrupt shock that took effect immediately.

If the Prime Minister was listening, she?ll now know about her misfire. But I?ve seen this sort of attitude before in the worst of religious zealotry. ?It?s ?we know . . .