Jamie McKay challenged Shane Jones on The Country yesterday and got this response:
“I grew up on a farm, my dad was a farmer, I know what farmers are like and if they’re not milking cows or chasing cows, they’re moaning.”
I don’t agree with that, but there is good reason for farmers to moan under the current government.
The Labour and Green parties don’t pretend to like farmers or farming but New Zealand First likes to call itself the champion of the provinces.
How can it champion the provinces when this is how it’s second most prominent MP regards farmers?
You can listen to the interview and the response from Don Nicolson and Craig Wiggins here.