Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Desperate times ...

They say that desperate times call for desperate remedies, or something like that. And a post we've seen at No Minister this afternoon has crystalised our thinking.

As regular readers will no, we're broadly supportive of the direction of the John Key-led government. But we remain strongly opposed to the coming-into-force of the Emissions Trading Scheme on 1 July 2010. We still can't see the sense in it. The science which underpins the ETS is far from settled, and the whole issue of Anthropogenic Global Warming or Climate Change or whatever else it's called now leaves us feeling very uncomfortable.

So, we're going to rejoin the National Party. We were last members for a couple of months prior to the 1999 election; prior to that, we haven't belonged to ANY political party since of Young Nats days of the mid-to-late 1970's when we helped the late John Lithgow unseat the late Joe Walding in Palmerston North in 1975, only to get ousted the following election!

Why are we joining the Nats? Well, like Adolf, we reckon that the rank and file needs to send a message to John Key and Nick Smith pretty darned quickly. The Central North Island conference did that at the weekend, with a unanimous vote on a remit to defer the ETS. The Auckland region has a conference in a couple of weeks with two anti-ETS remits already on the agenda. It would appear that the rank and file has had a gutsful, as have we.

We've always reckoned that it was easy, if you'll pardon the turn of phrase, to piss on the tent from outside. The hard thing is to get oneself inside the tent and lobby for change from within, but we're sufficiently motivated on this issue to do just that.

Watch this space ...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grass roots politics. How fucking boring... get a life and get on with living it you twat.

pdm said...

Well said INV2.

Anon you are an idiot without the mental capacity to even give yourself a pseudonym. Go forth and multiply.

Anonymous said...

Good luck. The trouble is Key is the National party, and all his MP's lie down and rull over for him. He wants on-going power, and all the world-stage gongs there are, rather like Clark did. It's maddening, our power and petrol bills will go up, and Key and his staff live in ivory towers, I bet Key and his minions have never run out of petrol, milk, bread or weeetbix, with no money left. No, of course not. Are you going to donate money also?

Skillet

sbk said...

.."The trouble is Key is the National party"..umm No..but next year should be a riot..heading into an election with the rank and file pissed off..Joe Public screaming "blue" murder....if i was Key,i would be deleting my emails.

Anonymous said...

Christian conservatives are the bane of human existence. Live life be smart about it or piss off to your afterlife. Retards.