Inquiring Mind covers a column by Fran O’Sullivan (which isn’t on line) which accuses Helen Clark and Michael Cullen of playing politics to retain power.
There’s nothing unusual about that, but some things should be above politics and economic stability is one of them.
RESERVE Bank Governor Alan Bollard must openly tell the Government to stop playing politics and guarantee the trading banks’ foreign funding lines, before they ration lending and stall the New Zealand economy.
Labour has put politics before principle on numerous occasions and politicised the public service but the consequences of that have never been as serious as they are now.
So far, this Government has reduced Bollard to a well-paid eunuch as it announces policies for political effect on the election campaign trail, instead of forming a statesmanlike response to the international crisis.
You can read more at Inquiring Mind.
Update: Fran O’Sullivan’s column is now on line here.