The news that Jami-Less Ross has been taken into mental health care doesn’t answer the question I asked last week – is he mad, bad or both?
Nor does it excuse his behavior, but it does explain it.
Mental ill-health is serious. Continued media attention won’t help him and could well hinder his recovery.
National can now return its focus to what matters – holding the government to account for the fall-out from bad policy, and developing better policy to offer the electorate.
It should also allow the media to focus on matters that matter such as the impact of high and rising fuel prices, the charade of the truncated select committee process on the ban on oil and gas exploration and the danger of virtue signaling environment policies that do harm rather than good.