Vicki Dunne it appears is accusing our beloved leader of double standards in not lobbying the Japanese over whaling because of our lovey dovey hippie hippie joy joy sister city act.
Now I don’t know about the rest of you, but I get sick and tired of Stanhope’s many forays into foreign affairs.
However, this time we see that he will not lobby the Japanese about whaling and that he wants the federal government to do so. Now I feel this is actually the appropriate way to do such things yet given Stanhope’s penchant for following his own rules, one would have to think that Vicki Dunne has a valid point.
This statement particularly took my fancy. A spokeswoman for Mr Stanhope said, “Telling Nara not to engage in whaling is equivalent to people in Nara telling Canberra it isn’t looking after the Great Barrier Reef properly.
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â€œIt is an issue that as a small municipality they had nothing to do with.”
Ah, Pot, this is Kettle over…..
CT article here
[ED – Er, he’s doing the right thing so what’s the problem? (and Vicki’s got a woefull record of launching herself on extra-jurisdictional frolics for that matter)]