Thursday, March 7, 2013

Has Russel pre-registered?

Stuff has an interesting story this morning on the overwhelming demand to pre-register for the purchase of Mighty River Power shares. And hidden deep within the story is this rather interesting quote from Green Party co-leader Russel Norman:

Green Party co-leader Russel Norman said it was no surprise the level of interest was high, with political interest giving Mighty River's float unprecedented profile.
But the numbers were a tiny fraction of the adult population, and did nothing to dent the party's claim that three-quarters of New Zealanders still opposed the sales, he said.
"There's probably a significant number in that 100,000 who don't support asset sales but think 'if they're going to be sold anyway, I might as well do what I can to prevent the shares falling into foreign ownership'."
Some are indeed preparing to buy, in spite of their opposition. 

That makes us wonder; when Dr Norman says about other people 'if they're going to be sold anyway, I might as well do what I can to prevent the shares falling into foreign ownership', might he actually be speaking for himself?

Could it be that the principled Green Party leader is actually going to have a bob each way, and buy himself some shares so that he can stop those dreadful foreigners, Australians included getting their greedy hands on them? Oh; wait...

2 comments:

pdm said...

Call me a cynic if you want but, given Norman is an Aussie won't that mean overseas ownership if you are correct about him registering?

Allan said...

Norman is a brainless buffoon. I do not know why the press give the clown oxygen. The sooner he goes back to Australia the better off the place will be. 565