Bill English issued a press release today relating to the flag change referenda. Among the gobblygook trying to justify this farce is a highly contrived Question and Answer session.
Here’s one of the questions where Bill’s answer seemed to me to be exceptionally senseless
Question- What is the benefit of a two-stage referendum process?
Answer- A two stage process means that the most-preferred alternative flag can be found before voters decide between changing to a new flag, or keeping the current one.
So even when Bill conjures up the questions himself, he still can’t give an honest answer or one that makes sense.
The question, that you authored Bill, asks what the BENEFIT is?
Your answer says nothing about benefit. It outlines a process, but the “benefit” you requested yourself is conspicuously absent.
Furthermore your answer ignores the HARM of the unnecessary expenditure of $28 million of taxpayer’s money on a special panel of tit suckers and two referenda when one would do the job.
Bill’s meaningless waffle shows this is nothing but a cynical con job on NZers by an out of touch gang of elitists, led by the duplicitous John Key who is only interested in his own legacy.
I actually thought more of Bill English, and that stooping to this kind of trickery would be something he’d reject, but apparently I am wrong. He’s right into the deceit and flimflam and he’s just as enthusiastic about it as John Key.