Reality check on opposition to free trade

Once again it is up to Chris Trotter from the left to insert some sanity into the often shrill debate about free trade:

And if we, the people, were serious about preserving our patrimony, a majority of us would’ve voted for the political parties  the Alliance, NZ First, the Greens, Mana  which promised to do exactly that.

But, the closest the New Zealand electorate’s come to voting against free trade (27 per cent) was the election of 1993. In 2011, the anti-free trade vote was just 19 per cent.

It’s a little late, now, to shout: “Stop!”

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.