Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Climate change: we have the numbers

NZ First has agreed to back the ETS, meaning the government now has the numbers to pass it. Hopefully this means it will feature in tomorrow's Business Statement. Unfortunately, though, the entire process - and years of hard work - may yet be derailed by Winston Peters' corruption and ego. I'm pretty sanguine about this - if it happens, it happens, and there's nothing that can be done about it; no legislation is worth turning a blind eye to corruption for. At the same time, if it does, it will be deeply disappointing, and another reaosn to hope for the rapid exit of this malign influence from our political system.