Thursday, 28 January 2016

Ngati Whatua offer TPPA signatories a two-for-one deal

It is reported that Ngati Whatua et all are objecting to the signing of the TPPA  because they allege it shows insufficient racial favouritism towards themselves, and are as a consequence shunning the signing of the TPPA in Auckland between ministers from 12 countries– and refusing to perform the Maori rites that have become customary at the opening of an envelope anywhere in this fair land.

Never has a protest been so impotent, and so welcome: Those 12 ministers might well reflect that in going ahead and signing the trade deal anyway, this is in effect like being offered a two-for-one deal.

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