Wednesday, 11 November 2015 12:51

Put him out to

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With the payout down and dry conditions looming, what's the last thing dairy farmers need now? An ageing political mouth with an overactive media secretary using the industry to try to make political capital.

Winston Peters' office issues a constant stream of drivel to the media these days, including a doom-and-gloom missive off the back of the GDT result last week, saying the sky was falling, and blaming the "gummint" but offering no solutions or ideas.

This is the man who opposes free trade deals, but then insists we should be free trading with Russia while Putin is complicit in the Syrian war and the Malaysian plane going down over Ukraine.

Ageing All Blacks are not the only ones who should be retiring.

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