The Green taliban have always been hypocrites, but you can’t find a starker example than their advocacy over trying to keep Cadbury open in Dunedin.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei is rebutting claims her party has a double standard over the closure of Dunedin’s Cadbury factory.
Ms Turei said yesterday the closure of the factory was “a tragedy for Dunedin and local manufacturing.”
Taxpayers’ Union executive director Jordan Williams says her comments “seem a bit hollow,” given the Greens are also advocating for a sugar tax, which would reduce spending on Cadbury chocolate.
“With not the slightest acknowledgement of irony, Ms Turei blames the government for the job losses because of apparent ‘inaction’ on manufacturing,” Mr Williams says.
“If by ‘action,’ Ms Turei means imposing the sorts of anti-consumer, anti-business, taxes like ones the Greens want to impose, then thank goodness the government isn’t following their advice.” Read more »