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Parties say Smith doesn't deserve to be minister

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Whether or not Nick Smith “returns” to a Ministerial post is, in my mind, a distraction.

1. With ministers like corrupt liar, John Banks, in cabinet, Nick Smith could be viewed as a “breath of fresh air”.

2. This entire government is rotten to the core and is driving this country backward with short-term, ineffectual, rightwing policies. “Boot camps”, anyone?

3. After four years, are we any better off?

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  1. Matthew
    22 January 2013 at 10:46 am

    Nick Smith was a dreadful environment minister, pushing back the date where air pollution above the PM10 particulates concentration of 50ug/m3 has to be dealt with by local councils to 2016 condemning hundreds of extra kiwis to death in the interim whilst we do nothing.

    i.e. just another gutless politician who has achieved nothing, conveniently ignoring the science of the toxicity of woodsmoke.

    He should stay out of cabinet, government and parliament.

    • 22 January 2013 at 11:06 am

      Fair point, Matthew.

      And you’ve reminded me to post links to National’s environmental record,

      * Johnny’s Report Card – National Standards Assessment y/e 2012 – environment

      * As predicted: National abandons climate-change responsibilities

      * National ditches environmental policies

  2. 22 January 2013 at 11:07 am

    Smith is a professional politician. He won’t leave until his Party grants him some tidy sinecure somewhere…

  3. Matthew
    22 January 2013 at 11:20 am

    His kind of inaction is costing his electorate $100,000,000.00 a year. And killing 29 people prematurely.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/7408420/Deadly-effects-of-pollution

    Although the comments is full of ignorami who are denying the toxicity of the smoke. There’ll be a lot more dead bodies before all the thick people get it.

  4. Paul C
    22 January 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Just another example of how low our standards have dropped, and what appalling corrupt representatives we are willing to accept.

  5. Coroleen Davis
    22 January 2013 at 12:18 pm

    That’s just typical of Keys!!!! He does what ever he likes…Shame on him and Nick Smith!!!!

  6. Matthew Hatton
    22 January 2013 at 12:35 pm

    personally i am more concerned about the news that Shane Jones might be back into the Labour caucus…. wtf is that shit

  7. Paul G
    22 January 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Good point, Frank. play policy, not the man. They could put krusty the clown on the throne, policy would be the same.

  8. Strawberry Paddocks
    22 January 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Ho hum. Care factor zero. They’re all the same.

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