(ed:..if only for that reason – english/this government needs to be tossed out on its’ ear..)
An expensive carbon credit bill is looming and Bill English’s not talking about it.
One of the great differences between John Key and Bill English as prime minister is that the latter answers the questions he is asked.
Key’s political ear was finely tuned to give answers that fitted his political agenda rather than answers that tried to explain his personal point of view.
English by comparison can be a little tin-eared and earnest.
At the same post-Cabinet press conference this week where he got a laugh for his response to a journalist asking whether he’d modelled his Kiwi drawl on Fred Dagg’s – English also managed to spend a protracted period sounding like a climate change sceptic.
It’s not clear whether he meant to or not.
Asked repeatedly whether the Government was concerned about the impact of extreme weather events created by climate change – English staunchly chose to see this as a media plot to make him connect the dots between the Edgecumbe flooding and climate change.