(ed:..this is complete and utter bullshit from english – put a 5 cents a litre charge on any water exported – and let those exporters either absorb that small overhead – or pass it on to their customers..
english saying it is ‘too hard’ to do is only because he is terrified of/kowtows to the dairy/farming industries..nothing more – nothing less..
the government/parliament is the sovereign power – they can easily dictate such a surcharge be levied..)
There will be no price put on the country’s water before the election because it’s ‘too hard’ to work out who owns it – says Prime Minister Bill English.
While Environment Minister Nick Smith has called any move to charge bottled water companies or put a ban on them exporting water ‘farcical’ – English’s response has been a bit more watered down.
‘In New Zealand for a long long time it’s been the case that no one owns the water.
You’d be disrupting 100 years of practice and we’ve had a system in New Zealand where it’s first come first served’ he told Newshub.
(ed:..and nick smith is just a clown with a capital ‘C’..)