Instead, our own Gordon Copeland spits the dummy. This is a shame, he was UF’s energy spokeperson and had some interesting and informed ideas there. After all, he was one of the bosses of BP in NZ for 14 years so he knew a lot about energy policy. Although, obviously, its not much of a shame, he’s quiting because he wants to keep his right to beat his children.
As long-term, sustainable politically positions go, defending the right to beat kids is about as wacko as it gets. The best thing we can say about the new party and its “Hitting Future New Zealand” policies is that it’ll be easy work for satirists the nation over. Still, its good to see that someone’s going to be splitting the Destiny Church vote into further irrelevance.
(Also, its budget day today, so if you want me, you can’t have me. But you knew that already.)