Monday, February 02, 2009

Deep cover [update 2]

Mr Lineberry reckons the Labour Party has a mole right there in the Key Cabinet.  A mole who’s been in deep cover for years.

The evidence for the thesis mounts up.  (For those who don’t understand the point made at the latter link, ask yourself what it means when a politician “urges” businesses to perform in a certain way … )

UPDATE 1: There may be other Labour moles Mr Lineberry has overlooked.  David Farrar talks up National’s pathetic proposed reforms to National’s Resource Management Act, calling “positive” somevery  minor proposals that will expand planners’ power, make National’s ThinkBig2.0 projects easier, and raise fines on those who offend the planners’ whims to several million dollars.

I won’t repeat what I’ve already said about the perpetrator of this pathetic reformist charade.

UPDATE 2:  Okay, since people are interested maybe I will repeat some of what I said just before the election about National's RMA confidence trick:

There's been a whole lot of bullshit written about National's policy on the Resource Management Act, released this week -- "National plans big changes to RMA" -- "National's National's RMA reforms will get business moving again" -- "Nat's RMA reforms endanger environment" -- but this morning for the first time I see some sensible commentary on their risible policy prescription: National's RMA Buzzword Bullshit.  From myself.
National's Resource Management Act policy, released this week, is more than just a missed opportunity to help a parlous economic outlook: it almost amounts to a confidence trick. 
    While the world economy reels on the back of central-bank bungling and serious problems in the American housing sector, and as local building activity takes a nose-dive -- building consent numbers are already down by a third -- a political party truly 'ambitious' for New Zealand might have grasped the opportunity to help an ailing economy and a struggling housing sector by releasing a bold new Resource Management Act policy that would take the weight of the RMA from the shoulders of struggling builders, home-buyers and property-owners.  
    But that is not what National's Nick Smith has served up.   Smith's policy overflows instead with buzzwords like 'fix', 'streamline', and 'get business moving', but closer scrutiny demonstrates Smith's large print giveth, but his small print taketh away."

Read on here for details.

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