OPINION: This old mutt almost choked while chewing his bone when he happened upon the latest politically-correct advice that’s been given to public servants about the way that they must communicate with people to be more ‘inclusive’.
But as a mate of the Hound points out, milk is the product of a wondrously complex biological, economic and logistical process, limited in its production by environmental and regulatory constraints and constrained in its provision by its perishability. Whereas Coke is essentially sugary water. Why is milk more expensive in New Zealand than in London and Sydney? That’s simple. British and Australian supermarkets use milk as a loss leader to encourage shoppers to buy other products – like Coke! What does Shearer want? Does he want supermarkets in NZ to screw dairy farmers as they have done in Australia? No wonder he got the boot as Labour leader.