Things are bad when Chris Trotter slays you

And things couldn't get much worse than for Judith Tizard , under fire from the opposition for doing….ummmm…it eludes me….oh thats right, precisely nothing despite holding a ministerial warrant for Auckland issues.

Chris Trotter is generally dismissive of the way Labour treats Auckland but saves special mention for Judith Tizard.

[quote]To Judith Tizard, the "minister" for Auckland issues, I can only offer the advice Leo Amery gave to Neville Chamberlain in 1940: "You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!"[/quote]

Most surprisingly for this old socialist he advocates getting private enterpise involved in Aucklands Infrastructure.

[quote]The Auckland region needs a development jolt on the scale of Franklin Roosevelt's Tennessee Valley Authority. And if that can only be afforded by bringing the private sector to the party, then let's start printing the invitations.

This government's goal of transforming New Zealand's economy can only be realised by making Auckland fit for the challenges of the 21st century. But, so long as one wayward wire can cast this country's commercial capital into darkness genuine economic transformation will never see the light.[/quote]

Amen to that Chris, Amen. 



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