Wednesday, August 25, 2010

On the trot

Well, well, well. The umpteenth amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 is wending its way through parliament. I wrote up the awful details way back here, but Facebook Friend Peter Dunne MP and Associate Minister for Health has freshly enraged me by posting his speech on the band aid here:

Good luck with stopping imports from China. While you're trying to ban lucrative arbitrage, why don't you ban lightning and earthquakes while you're at it?

Thank you for making the obvious self-diagnosis of cold or flu symptoms a GP-fee offence. And frankly, Peter Dunne is seriously under-estimating the braininess of kiwis if he thinks a ban on health mimimisation device parts is going to make an iota of difference.

Socialist-At-Large Chris Trotter has a good piece up on what last realistic chance Act has of salvaging their ship and getting above 5 percent and away from Fortress Epsom. One thing's for certain, the Act caucus could seriously do with a dose of the peace pipe.

New Zealand must embrace its epicurean destiny.