We're not going to dignify the Emissions Trading Scheme with a lengthy dissertation on the reasons why we oppose it; we've done that to death. It comes into force today, and we are deeply disappointed at the government's decision to proceed with it.
Labour's opposition though is somewhat hypocritical, given that the one that they rushed through under urgency before the 48th Parliament adjourned would have been far more punitive.
And there's some real hyperbole out there; to hear the bloke from Budget Services on Breakfast say that as from today "people will be afraid to turn their power on" stretches credibility.
John Key and Nick Smith; this is NOT your finest hour.