"He does indeed stand tall in the company of De Cleene, Douglas, and Prebble."
That's impressive company. Are you sure you want him there?
"The anti-stadium rhetoric generated in that meeting yesterday just defied reason. Cancerous? Used condom? Please ..."
Come on Russell, you weren't there even though you may have had your spies.
The rhetoric came from noted architects and planners, an associate professor of law, city councillors, MP's, and also other illuminaries. It hardly 'defied reason'.
"My soundings disclose that some of Brash's colleagues want to use the stadium controversy to cause the Government political embarrassment. Defeat the project and give Helen Clark another bloody nose, is how one National MP described the tactics."
Well that's not a very smart analysis by the Nats.
The blame won't fall on the MP's, rather they will make sure it falls on the councillors at both ARC and ACC level. Indeed, Hubbard is sitting like a lame duck on it at the moment: vote for it and lose your job next year; vote against it and lose your job next year. The way Mallard has been leaving it up to the 'councils' is very cunning. He will pointing the big finger their way if the faeces hits the extractor.
'Staying Alive' by the Bee Gees.
Title says it all doesn't it?
Has banning Murder stopped murders?