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Key weak on Copenhagen

Hon Jim Anderton

Member of Parliament for Wigram
Progressive Leader

30 November 2009
Media Statement

Key weak on Copenhagen


John Key’s is being weak and indecisive over whether to go to Copenhagen for a global conference on climate change, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says.

“The prime minister is displaying an absence of leadership. He is saying he will only go if the conference is going to be a success. He is therefore accepting his presence is incapable of making any difference to whether it is a success or not.

“This is a failure of leadership. He should accept his share of responsibility for helping to make a difference.

“Instead, the prime minister is making an art form out of not doing anything.

“If he does flip-flop and decide to go, it will only be to make a photo opportunity out of associating himself with a success he has had nothing to do with.

“But his big subsidies for big polluters make him irrelevant anyway.”

ENDS

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