Now that the Supreme Court has put to rest the challenge to the partial sale of Mighty River Power and others by the nobody Maori Council and an increasingly dysfunctional Tanui Iwi led by their Clown King with Tuku pulling the strings, it remains only for me to write my cheque and line up with what a expect to see a long line of Kiwi investors wanting first crack at the share float.
What's left? A petition, organised and funded, in the main, by the Green Party using public monies, calling for a CIR into a decision of the National Party which it foreshadowed and campaigned on in an election which it won convincingly. The referendum, if it takes place, will be a Clayton's referendum into a done deal. It is estimated to cost in the order of $9m and so anyone who just misses out on a hip operation can rightly say f**k you Greens (and their Labour lackeys) for your abuse of process.
People have already voted on this issue in the best referendum of all. The proposed CIR is a charade by political parties fighting long lost wars and wedded to locking our kids and grandkids into an ever increasing mountain of public debt. They oppose each and every attempt to reduce Government expenditure while, at the same time, keep proposing new programmes without a thought to where the money is coming from apart from increasing taxation for 'Rich Pricks' defined to edit out their own voter demographic.
Heaven forbid that they should ever get their grubby hands on the levers of power again. The good news is that recent opinion polls say they won't.