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Virus ignorance has led to a major shakeup in NZ politics

The Editor,  The Sunday Star Times,  Auckland

17/07/2020

 

There was a similarity between the demise of the Nats’ Hamish Walker and that of Labour’s David Clark.  In both cases, they have been downed by a serious flaw in the approach to the virus by their respective party leaderships. Read the rest of this entry »


Clark and Walker done in by ignored political party shortcomings

The Editor,  The Herald,  Auckland

09/07/2020

It seems there is one similarity between the demise of the Nats’ Hamish Walker and that of Labour’s David Clark.  In both cases, they have been downed by a serious flaw in the approach to the virus by their respective party leaderships. Read the rest of this entry »


E-mail to the Prime Minister on lockdown decision

Hello Hon Prime Minister,
Your Covid-19 plan has had one primary shortcoming from the start.  You have not admitted you would not do enough testing to confidently understand the extent of existing “community transmission”.  Please don’t let the temptation to cover this up and try to cut political losses get the best of you and government.  The lockdown has been your first and most important response and has been as successful as could have been expected.   Neither you nor the citizens and businesses of NZ are ready to handle the Level 3 requirements you have specified.

Sincerely,

Richard Keller

Wellington